Place quail in a shallow roasting pan; add water. Cover and bake at 300° for 30 minutes.
Combine remaining ingredients in a medium saucepan; cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil. Pour mixture over quail. Cover and bake an additional hour or until quail is tender, basting often.
Remove cover from roasting pan. Broil quail 4 inches from heating element 3 minutes or until lightly browned.