Portuguese Marmelada (Quince Paste)

Portuguese Marmelada Recipe (Quince Marmalade)

This traditional Portuguese marmelada recipe (quince marmalade) is the perfect breakfast fruit spread for your bread or crackers along with some fresh cheese and a cup of coffee.

I grew up eating Portuguese marmalade in the Azores Islands, it has always been one of my favorite fruit spreads. This Portuguese jam is also known as fruit or quince marmalade, quince curd, quince paste, quince jelly, quince jam, and fruit bread in the United States and Canada.

If you’ve ever tried quince jam or jelly, Portuguese Marmelada is the same except the texture has a pasty jelly-like consistency similar to fruit curd.

Traditional Portuguese marmelada is very easy and quick to prepare and can keep for several weeks in the refrigerator. This jelly quince paste recipe is made with just a few ingredients, quince fruit, sugar, and water.

Let’s Make This Traditional Portuguese Marmelada Recipe!

Portuguese Marmelada (Quince Jam)

Ingredients For Portuguese Marmelada

  • 500 grams granulated sugar
  • 500 grams fresh quince, cut into small cubes
  • 3 tablespoon water

How To Make Portuguese Marmelada?

  1. Rince, remove seeds, and cut the quince fruit into small cubes, then place into a medium-sized pot along with the sugar and water and give it a stir so the sugar coats the fruit.
  2. Over medium heat cook the mixture while stirring occasionally and bring it to a boil, it will take about 8-10 minutes. The mixture will turn a pinkish color, indicating that it is ready.
  3. Remove the pot from the stove and carefully pour the mixture into a blender and puree.
  4. Pour the marmalade into a small rectangular dish, bowl, or small individual ramekins.
  5. Allow the marmalade quince paste to cool at room temperature for about 60 minutes, then cover it with plastic wrap and refrigerate it until it firms. You can also store it in a container and cover it with a lid.
  6. Serve in slices and serve with fresh cheese.

Portuguese Marmelada (Quince Paste)

Portuguese Marmelada Recipe (Quince Marmalade)

This traditional Portuguese marmelada recipe (quince marmalade) is perfect for spreading on bread along with some fresh cheese for your morning breakfast.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 9 mins
Total Time 24 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Portuguese
Servings 10 slices
Calories 100 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 500 grams granulated sugar
  • 500 grams fresh quince cut into small cubes
  • 3 tablespoon water

Instructions
 

  • Rince, remove seeds, and cut the quince fruit into small cubes, then place into a medium-sized pot along with the sugar and water and give it a stir so the sugar coats the fruit.
  • Over medium heat cook the mixture while stirring occasionally and bring it to a boil, it will take about 8-10 minutes. The mixture will turn a pinkish color, indicating that it is ready.
  • Remove the pot from the stove and carefully pour the mixture into a blender and puree.
  • Pour the marmalade into a small rectangular dish, bowl, or small individual ramekins.
  • Allow the marmalade quince paste to cool at room temperature for about 60 minutes, then cover with plastic wrap. You can also store it in a container and cover it with a lid.
  • Serve in slices and serve with fresh cheese.
Keyword Fruit Bread, Fruit Curd, Fruit Spread, Marmalade, Marmelada, Quince Jam, Quince Marmalade, Quince Paste, Quince Spread

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