Baked Quince - a Middle Eastern Dessert Recipe

baked quince
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Ratings (8)
  • Total: 80 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 60 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
653 Calories
46g Fat
64g Carbs
1g Protein
(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.


  • 4 quinces
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 1 cups sugar
  • 3 cups warm water

Steps to Make It

  1. Peel, core, and cut quinces in half. Place in 9x12 baking dish, flesh side up. Cover each quince half generously with butter. Sprinkle with sugar. Fill baking dish with water.

  2. Bake in a 350 F oven for 45 minutes to 1 hour, until quinces are a golden color and soft.

  3. Allow to sit 15 minutes prior to serving.

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