Baked Quinces with brown sugar, honey and butter, an easy Autumn recipe that bursts with delicious flavours. The quinces become soft and golden brown, and the slight caramelisation enhances the natural sweetness. A proper harvest treat!
For me, Harvest means all the yummy fruit and vegetables that my parents grow in their gardens: apples, quinces, plums, aubergines, bell peppers, cabbage and corn. There are a lot more, but these ones shine in the Fall season. If the vegetables get to be pickled or frozen for winter, the fruit are either made into jams or compote.
But, if you fancy a delicious dessert that doesn't necessary involve cake/cookies, these baked quinces are just what you need. If you like Stuffed Baked Apple Halves you will love the quince variation too.
I don't know about others, but I can't have enough of this amazing fruit! Raw, it might not be that interesting, but baked or made into a delicious quince jam it's the best! The colour changes from a light yellow to a deep orange/brown, and the taste is phenomenal.
- brown sugar
- tsp honey
How to bake quinces in the oven
This recipe is as simple as it can be. The only trouble (or not really) is coring the quinces. They are not the softest fruit raw, so do be careful when using a sharp knife here.
- preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius (390 Fahrenheit)
- wash the quinces to remove the fluffy hair that might cover them
- use a sharp knife to halve each quince, then remove the core
- arrange the halves on roasting tray
- add a teaspoon of brown sugar, a teaspoon of honey and a cube of butter to each quince half
- add a cup of water to the tray, that will help soften the fruit during baking
- bake for 45 minutes or until tender
And that's that! Simple, delicious, and worth every single mouthful! Do give them a try, you will love them! And if you like a nice kick to them, why not add some cinnamon, a pinch of nutmeg, or star anise to them too? Or serve them with your favourite ice cream. The more flavourful, the better!
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- 4 quinces
- 8 teaspoon butter
- 8 teaspoon brown sugar
- 8 teaspoon honey
- Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius (390 Fahrenheit).
- Wash the quinces to remove any fluffy hair that might cover them.
- Use a sharp knife to cut them in half, then core each half.
- Add one teaspoon of sugar, one teaspoon of honey and a teaspoon/cube of butter to each quince half.
- Arrange the halves on a roasting tray, add a cup of water to the tray to help soften them during baking.
- Bake for 45 minutes or until tender, but still holding their shape.
- Serve with your favourite ice cream or a pinch of cinnamon, nutmeg or star anise.