|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 24g||30%|
|Saturated Fat 14g||72%|
|Total Carbohydrate 78g||28%|
|Dietary Fiber 4g||13%|
|Total Sugars 66g|
|Vitamin C 76mg||378%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
Baked quinces are a great fall dessert. Quince is like an apple or pear, with a little more tartness. The quince is not a very popular fruit in the West, but can be found in many supermarkets. While some may be more familiar with membrillo - or quince paste - the fruit itself is wonderful, but can be sometimes overwhelmingly tart when eaten raw. It also tends to be very hard and can be acrid in its raw form. However, when cooked, it transforms and becomes a tender, delicious fruit that is wholly unique in flavor and texture. It blends beautifully with apple and pear, its super fragrant, and is naturally high in pectin. It's also delicious with vanilla or warming spices. While it's certainly not the most ubiquitous fruit, there is now no better time than now to acquaint yourself with the lovely fruit.
Quince is also fantastic when eaten in savory contexts, but in this case, it becomes a delectable dessert that can be enjoyed in myriad of ways.
4 quinces, peeled, cored, and cut in half
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1 cup sugar
3 cups warm water
Gather the ingredients.
Preheat oven to 350 F. Place quince in 9 x 12 baking dish, flesh side up. Cover each quince half generously with butter. Sprinkle with sugar. Fill baking dish with water.
Sprinkle with sugar. Fill baking dish with water.
Bake 45 minutes to 1 hour, until quinces are a golden color and soft.
Allow it to sit 15 minutes before serving.
Serve with ice cream, whipped cream, or by itself.