Spiced Quince Jelly to Accompany Christmas Foie Gras

This spiced quince jelly is the perfect accompaniment for your Christmas foie gras. With its sweet and tart flavour, it adds an extra depth to the dish.


  • 2 pounds of quinces
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon of ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon of ground cloves


  1. Wash and peel the quinces, then cut them into small cubes.
  2. Put the quinces in a large saucepan with enough water to cover them. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for about 15 minutes, until the quinces are very soft.
  3. Drain the quinces and transfer them to a food processor or blender. Puree until smooth.
  4. Return the puree to the saucepan and add the sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. Cook over low heat for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Pour the jelly into sterilized jars and seal tightly. Store in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

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