These whole roasted quinces make a beautiful end to an autumn meal. If quinces are smaller than eight ounces each, they will cook more quickly.

Recipe by Cooking Light October 2007

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Credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross

Recipe Summary

Yield:
6 servings (serving size: 1 quince and 2 tablespoons whipped cream)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400°.

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  • Combine first 3 ingredients in a medium bowl, stirring well with a whisk. Place juice in another bowl. Working with 1 quince at a time, dip quince in juice, turning to coat; dredge quince in sugar mixture, turning to coat. Place quince, stem side up, in 8-inch square baking dish. Repeat procedure with remaining quinces, juice, and sugar mixture. Sprinkle quinces evenly with remaining sugar mixture. Pour cider in bottom of dish; place 1 teaspoon butter on top of each quince. Bake at 400° for 1 hour and 30 minutes or until quinces are golden brown and liquid is thick, basting every 30 minutes. Place 1 quince on each of 6 plates; drizzle quinces evenly with remaining syrup in pan.

  • Place cream in a medium bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until soft peaks form. Add powdered sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time; continue beating until stiff peaks form. Serve quinces warm with whipped cream. Garnish with freshly grated nutmeg, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

267 calories; calories from fat 30%; fat 8.8g; saturated fat 5.4g; mono fat 2.4g; poly fat 0.4g; protein 0.9g; carbohydrates 50g; fiber 2.7g; cholesterol 28mg; iron 1.2mg; sodium 93mg; calcium 36mg.
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