Quince-Ginger Marmalade (Jam)

Total Time
Prep 25 mins
Cook 20 mins

This is the easiest, quickest spread I have ever made. I didn't have a recipe so I improvised and it worked. The quince sets beautifully so you need no pectin. The ginger gives it a lovely flavor for your wakeuo toast. This recipe can be doubled. I believe there are some quince that need longer cooking time than the ones I have. I have looked at several recipes on the Internet and they say to boil for 2 hours so you will have to boil until softened


  1. Put the quince, sugar and water in a saucepan.
  2. Stir until the sugar has dissolved.
  3. Bring to a boil and simmer until the quince has completely softened and has become part of the water sugar mixture.Apprx 20 minutes.
  4. Force the mixture through a sieve into another pot and add the ginger.
  5. Bring to a simmer until it forms a drop from a teaspoon.
  6. Add the rose water.
  7. Pour into sterilized jars and seal.
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5 5

We love this combination. As French Tart, we have a quince tree too, and I'm happy to find such a delicious preserve.
I did not use candied ginger (I had not at home), but I used the juice of fresh grated ginger (only grate, add some water and press out!). I left som pieces of quince in the marmelade.

5 5

Well done! Great recipe!!! It is so easiest to do. It turned out perfectly for me the fist time I did it. Grpa!

5 5

This recipe deserves 10 stars! It is one of the BEST quince preserve recipes I have EVER made! And, as I have a wonderful big quince tree and make quince preserves every year, that is saying something! I LOVED, I mean REALLY loved the additon of the ginger........but then I am a ginger fanatic!!! The process was easy and the results impressive......just look at the wonderful rosy quince colour in the photos! I could go on about this, but suffice to say this recipe is a keeper for me and my quince tree!! The boiling procedure took me 45 minutes, and the final set only took 7 minutes to reach setting point. This was tasted for the first time on some toast for breakfast, and Malcolm says "Well Done Bergy"! I have all sorts of ideas for cooking with this, and will let you know what I do with it. Made for Preserving Summer in the Photo's Forum and VERY much enjoyed! FT:-)