943- Quince jam / مربى السفرجل
600g (1.3 pounds) quince
700ml (3 cups) water
2 tablespoons lemon juice, divided
250g (1 1/4 cups) white granulated sugar
Bread or crackers
1- Wash, peel and remove the core and seeds of the quince, then cut it into small pieces. Place the quince in a large bowl filled with water and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice to prevent oxidation.
2- Strain the quince and place it in a large pot. Add the sugar, water, and remaining tablespoon of lemon juice.
3- Bring the water to a boil, then cook for 60 minutes or until the quince is tender.
4- Mash the quince using a fork or potato masher making sure to leave some large pieces intact.
5- Place the jam in sterilized jars and close them tightly.
6- Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Carefully add the jam jars, then cook for 7 minutes. Remove the jars from the pot and set it aside on your kitchen counter to cool. Serve with bread or crackers.