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Chilean Homemade Quince Jam Recipe
Chilean Homemade Quince Jam Recipe

Quince jam, known as “dulce de membrillo” in Spanish, is a preparation originally from Spain and Portugal that has become widely popular in Latin American cuisine over the last few decades.

How to make Quince Jam?

This homemade quince jam recipe is easy and quick to prepare. It’s a delicious and versatile option to enjoy with freshly baked bread, goat cheese, nuts, or grapes.

Nutritional Information

Category: Jams
Cuisine: Chilean
Calories: 400
Preparation: 30 minutes
Cooking: 50 minutes
Servings: 8 people

Homemade Quince Jam recipe


  • 2 kg of quinces
  • 1 ½ kg of granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
  • 1 cinnamon stick


  1. Wash the quinces thoroughly, peel them using a sharp knife or a fruit peeler, cut them into quarters, and remove and discard the core and seeds.
  2. Place the quinces in a medium-sized pot, cover them with cold water, add lemon juice, and optionally a cinnamon stick. Cook over medium heat for about 30 minutes or until the quinces are soft.
  3. Remove the quinces from the water, discard the cinnamon stick, and while they are still hot, pass them through a sieve, a strainer, or blend them with an immersion blender until you obtain a fine and homogeneous puree. Weigh the quince pulp obtained and then weigh an equivalent amount of sugar. Set aside.
  4. In a large pot, ideally made of copper, add the processed quinces and granulated sugar. Cook over low heat for about 20 to 25 minutes, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon until the mixture thickens, and when you separate the bottom of the pot with a spoon, the pulp does not come back together.
  5. Pour the mixture while it’s still hot into one or more clean and dry molds (disposable, aluminum, or silicone). Allow it to cool completely, cover the surface with aluminum foil, and refrigerate for about 24 hours until the quince jam acquires the desired consistency and texture.
  6. Remove from the refrigerator and serve the quince jam accompanied by bread, desserts, cheeses, or as you prefer.

Tips for making Quince Jam

Copper pots are traditionally the best containers for making all kinds of jams because they conduct heat evenly.

Did you know?

Sugar acts as a preservative, so quince jam can last several months if stored in a cool place or in the refrigerator.


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