Baked Quince

This image courtesy of Joseph DeLeo

Few people know the delicacy and flavor of cooked quince, and they are brilliant in bouquet both cooked and raw. When peeled, cut into sections and baked, they make a nice change from other fruit dishes.

Cooking Methodbaking



Total Timeunder 2 hours

Kid FriendlyYes

OccasionFamily Get-together

Recipe Coursedessert

Dietary Considerationegg-free, gluten-free, halal, kosher, lactose-free, peanut free, soy free, tree nut free, vegan, vegetarian

Five Ingredients or LessYes

Mealbrunch, dinner

Taste and Texturefruity, sweet, tart

Type of Dishdessert, fruit


  • 3 large ripe quince
  • 2 cups sugar
  • ¾ cup water
  • Pinch of salt


  1. Peel, cut into eighths, and arrange in a 1½-quart casserole equipped with a cover. Combine the sugar and water and bring to a boil. Add the salt. Pour over the quince, cover the casserole, and bake at 325 degrees 45 minutes, or until the fruit is tender but not mushy. Cool, and serve with heavy cream or sour cream.


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