Quince Liqueur

For everyone who has an abundance of quince in their yard, try this excellent recipe for quince liqueur. I make it every year and give it as gifts for Christmas. It usually makes about 6 small bottles.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
28 days
Total Time:
28 days 30 mins


  • 2 pounds ripe quinces

  • 2 organic lemons

  • 1 ½ quarts vodka

  • 1 pound white sugar


  1. Rub quince with a kitchen towel really well until skin is smooth. Cut unpeeled quince into small cubes.

  2. Peel lemon zest into spirals with a thin peeler. Squeeze lemons and measure 3/4 cup lemon juice.

  3. Combine quince, lemon zest, lemon juice, vodka, and sugar in a large jar with a tight-fitting lid. All ingredients need to be completely covered with liquid. Keep in a warm place or on a sunny window sill for 4 weeks, shaking occasionally.

  4. Line a sieve with a damp cheesecloth and strain liquid. Use a wooden spoon to press as much liquid out of quince pieces as possible. Pour strained quince liqueur into sterilized bottles and seal. For best results, allow to mature for 6 weeks in a cool place.


Rub quince well with a paper towel to get all the prickly hair off and then wash them really well, ideally a few times.

During the 6-week curing period, some residue will settle on the bottom of the bottles. You can drink the quince liqueur with the residue or strain it again through a fine-mesh cheesecloth if you want to give the liqueur as a gift.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

186 Calories
0g Fat
21g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 30
Calories 186
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 2mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 15g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 10mg 52%
Calcium 8mg 1%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 71mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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