Beverage Recipes > Quince Wine

How to make Quince wine:
If you are lucky enough to have a supply of quinces this is a very good use for the fruit. The only other real use for quinces is to make them into jelly.





Ingredients

2 dozen quinces
1 gallon water
2 1/2 lb sugar
juice 2 lemons
a little yeast
(see measure conversions for more information)

Method

- Peel the quinces thinly.
- Grate the flesh, or chop it up very finely.
- Put the pulp in the water and bring to the boil.
- Boil for 1/2 hour.
- Take a clean pan and put the sugar into it.
- Squeeze the quince pulp through a muslin sieve, allowing the straining liquid to fall into the pan on the sugar.
- Stir well.
- Pour on the lemon juice and leave to cool.
- When cool, add a slice of hot toast spread with a little yeast.
- Cover the pan and leave until the following day.
- Remove the toast and pour the wine into a demijohn, uncorked.
- Leave to ferment for a full week.
- Then bung tightly.
- Do not bottle for 7 to 8 months.
- If possible wait even longer - Quince wine is very slow maturing.