Slices Of Quince

22 Dec

Raw quince

I saw some ripe golden quinces at my local Asian store.  Their fragrant aroma persuaded me to buy them 🙂

The raw quince is not enjoyable to eat.  The fruit is hard, sharp-tasting and somewhat bitter; it has to be cooked.  Try baking it, I promise  you won’t be disappointed!  Baked quince has a velvety texture that tastes like a cross between an apple and a pear.  Oh, and the smell… just like a bowl of ripe tropical fruit.

Baked Quince with Cinnamon

  • 1 cup water
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • 4 quinces
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • ¼ cup raw organic sugar
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 F
  2. Add the water, lemon juice, sugar and cinnamon sticks into a large baking dish
  3. Peeled the quinces, cut them into quarters, and remove the core.
  4. Cover the dish with foil and bake for 1 hour, until fork-tender.

We had these baked quinces with my Flat Belly Diet pancakes (click here for a recipe) and Greek yoghurt.  Don’t let the syrup that is left in the baking pan go to waste 🙂

You can also serve them on their own, hot or cold; whipped cream is optional.

The Owl and the Pussy Cat dined ” which they ate with a runcible spoon.”  You won’t need a runcible spoon this time 🙂

Pancakes with Baked Quince

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8 Responses to “Slices Of Quince”

  1. heartflow2012 December 22, 2012 at 12:51 am #

    I worked in an orchard with a few quince trees and was able to get a few. I made marmalade with ginger, lemon and cinnamon – yummy!

  2. Kim (klling) @ Tranquil Dreams December 22, 2012 at 8:37 am #

    Hi! I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award.
    Check it out here: http://klling.wordpress.com/2012/12/22/the-versatile-blogger-award/
    Have a fantastic weekend!

    Kim

  3. Esenga' s Voice December 22, 2012 at 5:11 pm #

    MMMMMMMMMMMMM, does look tasty! 🙂

  4. annymac December 23, 2012 at 11:48 am #

    love the gift wrapping. You inspire me thanks

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