Baked Quince - a Middle Eastern Dessert

variety of quinces
Assorted quince varieties. (Stephen Ausmus/Wikimedia Commons)
    80 mins
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Baked quinces are a great fall dessert. Quinces are 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.

What You'll Need

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

How 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.