Quince Membrillo Recipe

Quince Membrillo Recipe by @susybliving on Instagram

This is a super simple way to use up the Quince fruit. A fragrant fruit, this membrillio is often served up with cheese or cured meats, I think in the UK we’d class this as a firm set fruit cheese.

demi, CC BY 2.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0>, via Wikimedia Commons


  • 5 Quince Fruits
  • Equal Weight of Sugar – 500g approx
Frédérique Voisin-Demery from Grenoble, France, CC BY 2.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0>, via Wikimedia Commons


  1. Peel, Core and Chop your 5 quinces and place them in a pan
  2. Cover with boiling water and simmer until they begin to soften (10 minutes)
  3. Sieve out the cooked quince and place in a blender and pulse until nice and smooth
  4. Weigh out the blended quince and then add the same amount of standard white sugar & pop both the quince and sugar back in the pan
  5. Cook this down for about an hour until it begins to turn a lovely golden colour and thickens (It’s important to keep stirring it so it doesn’t stick or burn)
  6. Line a tray with cling film and pour in the cooked down quince mixture
  7. Let it cool on the side until it’s cold enough to touch and then finish the setting in the fridge
  8. Leave it overnight until it’s fully cooled and nicely set
  9. Dice it up and enjoy with cheese and cured meats – it will keep for a long time.
Image courtesy of @susybliving on instagram

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