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Quince Butter

Soft, delicious and piquant - jam-like spread that works well for bread or to pair with cheese. It is quite a lot of work to make, but it is so fantastic that I am planing to do it again this year. It does take quite a bit of work, but it is worth it!
Course Preserve, Side Dish
Cuisine Danish, Fall, Seasonal cooking
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 2 hours
Servings 2 liters


  • 2 1/2 kilograms quince
  • 5 apples
  • 200 milliliters water
  • 1 kilogram sugar
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 40 grams ginger root grated


  1. Wash apples and quince thoroughly
  2. Cut them in quarters. Do not remove the cored and peal.
  3. Boil water, quince and apples together under the lid until they are tender. It takes 30-60 min
  4. Moss them through a sieve with a spatula. It takes quite a while, but is not difficult.
  5. Pour the mash back into the pot and add the rest of the ingredients. Let it simmer for 20-30 min. Make sure not to let it burn
  6. Season with ginger, lemon and sugar.
  7. Pour the hot quince butter on clean glass.

Recipe Notes

Yields about 2 liters of finished preserve

Source: syltedronningen.dk