This is adapted from a Ball guide recipe, adding vanilla bean and lemon juice and mashing down the fruit further to become a beautiful rosy quince jam. The aroma as you cook it alone is nearly worth the work, but the jam itself is Fall at its finest.
On day one of the Punk Domestics trip to Italy in January, 2012, we made three kinds of preserves with Marzia Brigante: Quince jam, pear jam with aromatic spices and savor, a conserve made with apples, pears, quince, nuts and saba.
With a flavor that holds nostalgic reminders, one lady falls head over heels in love with a new fall fruit. This simple creation is reminiscent of the texture of membrillo but has the versatility of jam.