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Spiced Quinces

Photo: Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Kevin Crafts
Total time 4 hrs
Yield Serves 8
You can prep these in just a few minutes--it's the slow baking that takes hours.

Ingredients

  • 1 cinnamon stick, about 3 in. long
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 3 whole allspice
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 quinces, peeled, halved, and cored
  • Sweetened whipped cream

Nutrition Information

  • calories 125
  • caloriesfromfat 0.5 %
  • protein 0.2 g
  • fat 0.1 g
  • satfat 0.0 g
  • carbohydrate 32 g
  • fiber 1 g
  • sodium 2.3 mg
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 275°. Cook spices and sugar with 1 qt. water in an ovenproof medium saucepan over high heat until sugar dissolves, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and add quinces. Cover and bake until they're dark pink and very tender, about 3 hours.

  2. Transfer quinces from liquid with a slotted spoon to a bowl. Boil liquid over medium heat until reduced by half, 15 minutes. Return fruit to liquid. Serve warm or chilled, with cream.

  3. Note: Nutritional analysis is per quince half.