Yield: About 4 half-pint jars
Procedure: Sterilize canning jars and prepare two-piece canning lids according to manufacturer's directions.
To prepare juice. Select about one-fourth underripe and three fourths fully ripe quince. Sort, wash, and remove stems and blossom ends; do not pare or core. Slice quince very thin or cut into small pieces. Add water, cover, and bring to boil on high heat. Reduce heat and simmer for 25 minutes. Extract juice.
To make jelly. Measure quince juice into a kettle. Add lemon juice and sugar and stir well. Boil over high heat to 8 degrees F. above the boiling point of water, or until jelly mixture sheets from a spoon. Remove from heat; skim off foam quickly.
Pour hot jelly immediately into hot, sterile jars, leaving ¼ inch headspace. Wipe rims of jars with a dampened clean paper towel; adjust two-piece metal canning lids. Process in a Boiling Water Canner.
|Table 1. Recommended process time for Quince Jelly in a boiling water canner.|
|Process Time at Altitudes of|
|Style of Pack||Jar Size||0 - 1,000 ft||1,001 - 6,000 ft||Above 6,000 ft|
This document was adapted from "How to Make Jellies, Jams and Preserves at Home." Home and Garden Bulletin No. 56. Extension Service, United States Department of Agriculture. 1982 reprint. National Center for Home Food Preservation, June 2005.