5 from 7 votes

Cardamom Quince Jam

This cardamom quince jam is my favorite thing to put on top of a piece of toast with feta cheese. It adds a sweet richness to the saltness of the cheese that makes for a perfect breakfast treat. It's a match made in heaven, and a jam you'll want to stock up on every year during quince season. 

Course Condiment
Cuisine Persian
Keyword cardamom, jam, quince
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 30 minutes
Servings 20
Calories 108 kcal
Author Candice


  • 2 lb. quince peeled, cored, and diced
  • 2 cup water
  • 2 cups turbinado sugar
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 8 cardamom pods pierced to expose cardamom pods


  1. Bring the sugar, water, and cardamom pods to very light boil. Stir until the sugar dissolves.

  2. Add the quince and lemon juice. Reduce heat to a simmer. Simmer for 2 hours until the quince is tender and dark in color.

  3. Remove from heat. The jam will thicken as it cools. If you want a smoother jam, use a potato masher. 

Nutrition Facts
Cardamom Quince Jam
Amount Per Serving
Calories 108
% Daily Value*
Sodium 3mg0%
Potassium 107mg3%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 19g21%
Vitamin A 20IU0%
Vitamin C 8.2mg10%
Calcium 11mg1%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.