Our newest holiday fragrance, Vanilla Quince Santal, with spicy vanilla and warm amber, is balanced by the sweet aroma of the fruit quince. Quince is a seasonal fruit available here September through January. It is a tart, yellow, pear-shaped fruit that has a deliciously sweet, aromatic flavor and a pink hue when cooked. It’s often used for jellies, jams and pastes (membrillo) and is the perfect companion to one of our favorite hard cheeses, Manchego. Quince is a historical symbol of love and happiness--Very befitting of a holiday offering.
2 cups packed, grated quince (about 3 quince) 1 ½ cups water 1 lemon (zested and juiced) 1 cup sugar 1/2 vanilla bean, split
- Cut washed quince in half and grate (around the core) with a cheese grater.
- Bring water to a boil in medium saucepan.
- Add grated quince, lemon juice, and lemon zest and simmer until soft (about 10-15 mins).
- Add sugar and 1/2 vanilla bean. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer again, stirring to dissolve the sugar.
- Cook uncovered, stirring occasionally, for about 45 minutes or until the jam turns pink and thickens to desired consistency.
- Store in sterilized canning jars and enjoy!
This recipe was adapted from Fancy Food Fancy.