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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
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 30 minutes
Servings 20
Calories 108kcal
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


  • Bring the sugar, water, and cardamom pods to very light boil. Stir until the sugar dissolves.
  • Add the quince and lemon juice. Reduce heat to a simmer. Simmer for 2 hours until the quince is tender and dark in color.
  • Remove from heat. The jam will thicken as it cools. If you want a smoother jam, use a potato masher. 


Calories: 108kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 107mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Vitamin C: 8.2mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 0.5mg