Quince liqueur

    70 days 20 min

    Quince can easily be turned into delicious quince liqueur with some sugar, lemon, and vodka. It is recommended that you use untreated organic lemons in this recipe.

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    Serves: 30 

    • 900g ripe quince
    • 2 lemons
    • 1.5L vodka
    • 450g granulated sugar

    Prep:20min  ›  Extra time:70days  ›  Ready in:70days20min 

    1. Rub quince with a kitchen towel really well until skin is smooth. Cut unpeeled quince into small cubes.
    2. Wash and scrub lemons under hot water and dry well. Peel lemon zest into spirals with a thin peeler. Squeeze lemons and measure out 180ml lemon juice.
    3. Combine quince, lemon zest, lemon juice, vodka and sugar in a large jar with a tight-fitting lid. All ingredients need to be completely covered with liquid. Keep in a warm place or on a sunny windowsill for 4 weeks, shaking occasionally.
    4. Line a sieve with a damp piece of muslin or cheesecloth and strain liquid. Use a wooden spoon to press as much liquid out of quince pieces as possible. Pour strained quince liqueur into sterilised bottles and seal. Allow to mature for 6 weeks in a cool place.


    It is important to rub quince well with a towel to get all the prickly hair off and then to wash them really well, ideally a few times.

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