Quince jam – how to achieve the red color

If you like the taste of quinces, you should definitely try this jam. It is fairly fast to make, it has a gorgeous color and its flavor is unbeatable.

boiled quinces

Quince jam
Servings: 3 jars (300 g each)
Boiling time: 2.5 hours


  • 2 big quinces (around 800 g)
  • 500 g sugar
  • 1 lemon
  • 650 ml water


  1. Cut the quince in quarters and then slice them to the desires size. Don’t peel off the skin.
  2. Place the quinces in a big pot, add the sugar, water and squeezed lemon. It is important to specify that the sugar is one of the secrets for the beautiful red color, so don’t change the quantity if you like how it looks.
  3. Once the mixture starts to boil, cook it on low fire for 2.5 hours and stir occasionally. Cooking it longer in the acidic liquid will make it keep the nice color, too.
  4. Here it how it looks after 1.5 hours, the color starts to be there:
  5. Place it in jars immediately after you stop boiling it.It is great for pancakes, croissants or anything you like with jam.