Quince Marmelade Recipe

Quince Marmelade Recipe
By The Cooking World, Editorial Staff
November 5, 2021

Portuguese Quince Marmelade Recipe

It's quince season, so here it is another recipe, this time a traditional Portuguese Marmalade Recipe.

Marmalade or "Marmelada", as it is called in Portugal is a puree of quince cooked with sugar in equal parts with the aim of preserving it. It is a specialty of Portuguese regional sweets, being the most famous made in Odivelas in an old monastery by nuns. It can be white or red. The color of the marmalade depends solely on the cooking time.

As you'll see in our recipe, we use four parts of quince for three parts of sugar, for a healthier version. But if you prefer to stick with the original recipe, use equal parts of quince and sugar.

30 mintes
3 hours
18 bowls of 250 g


4 kg quince
3 kg white granulated sugar
100 g water

Special Equipment

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  1. Wash the quinces and peel half. Cut the quinces into small chunks and place them in a large pot together with the sugar and water.
  2. Stir, cover the pan with a lid, and cook on medium-low heat for about 3 hours, stirring occasionally.
  3. Turn off the heat and blend the quinces using a hand blender until obtaining a creamy mixture.
  4. Pour the marmalade into small bowls and then place the bowls near a window so they can catch direct sunlight, for about one or two weeks. You can skip the drying process, a spreadable marmalade.
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