Poached Quinces


Makes 2 1/2 cups


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2 cups sugar
4 medium quinces (1 3/4 lbs. total), peeled, cored, and cut into 1/3-in.-thick wedges


Total: 1 Hour, 45 Minutes

1. Cut a piece of parchment paper to fit inside a 4- to 5-qt. pot. Find a small heatproof plate that also fits inside pot, and set paper and plate aside.

2. In pot, combine 6 cups water, the sugar, and quinces. Cover pot and bring almost to a simmer. Carefully set parchment, then plate on top of fruit to weight it down. Cook at a gentle simmer without disturbing until quinces are tender and pale pink in color, 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 hours (lift plate with a table knife to check). Discard parchment and let quinces cool in syrup.

Make ahead: Up to 3 weeks, chilled.

Created date

October 2014