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
- Preheat the oven to 375 F
- Add the water, lemon juice, sugar and cinnamon sticks into a large baking dish
- Peeled the quinces, cut them into quarters, and remove the core.
- 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 🙂