Inspired by Our Love of Quince: Vanilla Quince Jam

Vanilla Quince Jam

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


  1. Cut washed quince in half and grate (around the core) with a cheese grater.
  2. Bring water to a boil in medium saucepan.
  3. Add grated quince, lemon juice, and lemon zest and simmer until soft (about 10-15 mins).
  4. Add sugar and 1/2 vanilla bean. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer again, stirring to dissolve the sugar.
  5. Cook uncovered, stirring occasionally, for about 45 minutes or until the jam turns pink and thickens to desired consistency.
  6. Store in sterilized canning jars and enjoy!

This recipe was adapted from Fancy Food Fancy.