Erin and Vanessas Quince and Cranberry Sauce

Erin & Vanessa's Quince and Cranberry Sauce

Erin & Vanessa's Quince and Cranberry Sauce
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs 30 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 20


  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 1/2 cups fresh cranberries


  • Peel ¬†quarter and core quinces, reserving peel and cores, then cut quarters into 1/4 inch pieces. Tie up peel and cores in cheesecloth.
  • Bring water and sugar to a boil in a 4 quart heavy saucepan, stirring until sugar is dissolved, then add quince and cheesecloth cundle and simmer, partilally covered, until quince is tender, about 1 1/2 hours.
  • Add cranberries and simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until cranberries burst and soften, 8 to 10 minutes.
  • Drain mixture in a large medium mesh strainer set over a bowl, discarding cheesecloth bundle and reserving cranberry solids, then return cooking liquid to pan and boil, uncovered until syrupy and reduced to about 1 1/2 cups, 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Stir together syrup and cranberry mixture and bring to a boil, remove from heat.
  • Ladle mixture into sterilized jars. Remove air bubbles and fill to 1/4" headspace.
  • Wipe rims and add hot lid/rings. Process in water bath for 10 minutes once it returns to a rolling boil.


Make 4 cups.
Keyword Quince and Cranberry Sauce