This jam is truly a labor of love! The quince, a deep yellow pear-like fruit, though tempting us with its color and perfumy skins, is just too woody and tart to consume raw. This is where our jam maker comes in! Quince is high in natural pectins, which makes it the perfect fruit for preserves. Carefully processed by hand, the quince is softened and reduced down to a silky smooth compote. This jam expresses hints of asian pear and lemon verbena.