Membrillo is a semi-solid jam made from quince. Quince are related to pears and apples, but have a fruity taste similar to a guava. Membrillo makes a delicious addition to cheese and crackers or butter and toast.


4 lbs of Quince

4 cups of sugar


  1. Clean the quince and peel the skin. Set skins aside to use later.
  2. Dice cleaned quince and place in a large pot. Add water until the quince are just barely covered.
  3. Place peels in cheescloth, tie closed. Add to cooking pot. Remove before the quince begin to cook down.
  4. Cook quince. Blend with immersion blender. Continue to cook until you run your spoon through and the path it makes remains visible in the jam (1-1 1/2 hours)
  5. Transfer jam into pans covered with parchment paper (place in containers you can store the Membrillo in, it will take some time to solidify).
  6. Place in oven at 125 degrees for 1-3 hours to quicken the setting. Then set on counter for a day. Once hardened to your satisfaction place in the fridge.
  7. To enjoy, slice off a piece of membrillo and eat it with a sharp or fresh cheese on cracker and delicous on toast with butter!