Rating: 4.5 stars
8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

This is a much more lively alternative to plain cranberry sauce and is one of my very favorites. I buy the quinces (membrillos) at a local Mexican grocery store. It is so worth the extra effort!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
30 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 45 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
4 cups
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Stir the sugar, cloves, allspice, cinnamon, and salt together in a large saucepan. Stir in the water, then bring to a boil over high heat, stirring until the sugar dissolves. Add the quince, and reduce heat to low. Cook and stir until the quince have turned rose colored, 4 to 5 minutes.

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  • Stir in the orange zest, orange juice, vinegar, and cranberries. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low, and cook until the cranberries have burst and the chutney has thickened, about 20 minutes. Cool completely before serving.

Nutrition Facts

128 calories; protein 0.3g; carbohydrates 33.1g; fat 0.1g; sodium 75.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (8)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/19/2011
Discoved that "mystery fruit" tree in my yard is a quince tree! This is the first quince recipe I've tried and it was pretty tasty. It even received Mom's approval for Thanksgiving this year! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/15/2016
Waaaay too sweet and more like jam. Also a little too watery to my liking. After adding onions more vinegar and doubling the quinces it turned out lovely (thought still on the sweet side). Very good with meat/poultry or Spanish /Italian white cheese on toast. Read More
8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
10/19/2011
Discoved that "mystery fruit" tree in my yard is a quince tree! This is the first quince recipe I've tried and it was pretty tasty. It even received Mom's approval for Thanksgiving this year! Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
11/26/2012
Delicious! Served at a traditional Thanksgiving dinner this chutney added a spicy dimension to cranberries that complemented the turkey gravy and stuffing. A great way to use quince--they kept a firmness that apples probably would not. You can adjust for your personal taste by decreasing the sugar and adjusting the spices. Read More
(4)
Rating: 4 stars
10/21/2016
This is more like a jam but it is really good. I added another cup of sugar. It was a bit too tart and we do like it sweeter. Still nice and tart. Perfect for meat or squash. It yielded five half pints. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/13/2019
I had no idea what quinces were until a co-worker gave me a box full just before Thanksgiving. I came across this recipe, got some cranberries and voila...a tasty side for the upcoming feast. I'm not big on cloves so I left it out. This is pretty yummy and I will be gifting jars of it. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
11/15/2016
Waaaay too sweet and more like jam. Also a little too watery to my liking. After adding onions more vinegar and doubling the quinces it turned out lovely (thought still on the sweet side). Very good with meat/poultry or Spanish /Italian white cheese on toast. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2018
Tasted awesome great on turkey sandwich Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2019
I made this following the recipe exactly and LOVE it! I m so excited to serve this along with our Christmas Goose this year! Now I m torn between using the rest of my Quince for a crumble or making more of this to give out as gifts. I saw the note about adding onions if you want more savory than fruity I could see that working well. Personally I love this just the way it is. The spices are a wonderful warm blend! I don t cook with allspice often so I grind whole allspice as needed. I think it along with the quince are part of the magic in this recipe. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/09/2020
Great recipe, a successful batch made, thanks! I added 1/2 a cup of cherry tomatoes that needed to be used up & (as per usual) 1 teaspoon of chili flakes. Read More