How To Make Quince and Marrow Jam

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Ingredients: Quince and Marrow Jam Recipe

Photo of Quince4 lb / 1,800 grams of quince fruit (species: cydonia oblonga, not the shrubbier species: chaenomeles)
2 lb / 1,000 grams of marrow flesh
4 lb / 1,800 grams of white sugar (this should be granulated, rather than caster)
32 fl oz / 950 ml of tap water

Method - What To Do

Wash and peel all of the quinces, and then slice into small chunks, removing the central core and its seeds. Next, peel the marrow, slice in half to remove the seeds, and cube the marrow flesh. Add the chopped quince fruit and the marrow flesh into a saucepan and pour on the water.

Photo of QuinceBoil the fruit and vegetable mixture for around 25 to 30 minutes, so that both are thoroughly softened and beginning to naturally turn to pulp, with little encouragement. The smaller the pieces, the quicker this process will be.

Briefly take the pan off the heat and stir in the sugar. Keep stirring until it has completely dissolved into the marrow water and quince juices, and then place the saucepan back onto the heat. Keep stirring and bring the mixture to a strong boil for ten minutes. This should be long enough to reach a good setting point.

Photo of MarrowsTest for jelling by scooping out a teaspoon and dropping this mixture onto a chilled plate. After approximately 60 seconds, touch this jam and it will be quite obvious if it is starting to set, since it will feel like a soft jelly with a noticeable skin. If this is clearly not the case, simmer for a few more minutes and then test again, and again if you still feel this necessary.

Allow your marrow and quince jam to cool down for a few minutes, and skim off any scum that is present on its surface. If the scum is a little persistent and difficult to get rid of, stir in a teaspoon of unsalted butter and you will find that this fat immediately disperses any foam or scum. Bottle into sterile jars, topping the surface of the mixture with circles of wax paper (facing these circles wax-side down), and then screw on the lids - tightly.

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