Baked Quince Recipe

Baked quince on a plate

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Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 60 mins
Total: 80 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
507 Calories
24g Fat
78g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 507
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 24g 30%
Saturated Fat 14g 72%
Cholesterol 61mg 20%
Sodium 14mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 78g 28%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 66g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 76mg 378%
Calcium 42mg 3%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 417mg 9%
*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.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

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. 

Ingredients

  • 4 quinces, peeled, cored, and cut in half

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 3 cups warm water

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. 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.

  3. Sprinkle with sugar. Fill baking dish with water.

  4. Bake 45 minutes to 1 hour, until quinces are a golden color and soft.

  5. Allow it to sit 15 minutes before serving.

  6. Serve with ice cream, whipped cream, or by itself.