Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Baked Quinces

A rare treat for some and an undiscovered treasure for others, the quinces are among my fav fruit. Not easy to find in the US, they are however, starting to appear at the stores.
Whole Foods sells them for $1.99 + tax per piece and while at first I was under the impression that they are expensive, I later realized that they are quite reasonable.
I bought 6 and ate 2 the first night I brought them home !

And boy was I happy to have finally found quinces around here !
Anyway, today I decided to bake one, quartered, with some brown sugar and honey drizzled on top and with a splash of Mountain Dew at the base.
At 450 F for 25 to 40 minutes until they are golden brown on the outside and feel slightly soft inside when pierced with a fork.
I served mine with 2 dollops of orange sherbet and they were pure Heaven !

I washed them, cut them in half....

then cored them and cut each half in 2 and place them in a small pyrex dish....

topped them with 1/2 teaspoon brown sugar and honey and added some Mountain Dew at the base of the dish...

and baked them at 450 F for 25 to 40 minutes, depending on how fast or slow your oven bakes.

I placed them on a serving plate, added some orange sherbet and drizzled the syrup formed on the bottom.


  1. haha... mi-a venit mirosul pina aici!!! yummmmmmm

  2. I am new with these, never seen one or heard of one... Like an apple???

  3. Nina - m-am gandit la tine cand scriam postarea. Sper sa gasesti gutui acolo unde esti.

    A year on the grill - they are said to be the cousing of apples and pears. Thing of a tart pear. They would make an AWESOME grilled dessert !

  4. Here is the answer to your question:)


    In hungarian we say "szilvás gombóc"... "plum dumpling" in english. I hope you will find some english recipe too.

  5. Si mie-mi plac la nebunie gutuile, am gasit in piata cateva f. frumoase si am facut gem din ele; asa in varianta asta nu am incercat niciodata, dar cred ca o sa le vina randul cat de curand, mai ales ca e atat de usor de facut...
    Am citit ce mi-ai scris tu despre cranberries, multumesc tare mult, chiar m-a ajutat sa-mi fac o idee despre gustul lor...oricum trebuie sa incerc ca sa imi dau exact seama...Cat costa la noi? Pai cele uscate de la plafar sunt 7,5 lei tavita, iar la magazinul bio am vazut cu 14 lei un borcanel de 400 de g...Ma gandeam sa fac un strudel cu pere si merisoare, am vazut reteta in emisiunea Annei Olson...
    Ce ai tu aici pe blog imi place grozav, f. reusite retetele, absolut toate, nu mai zic de poze...Pup!

  6. Looks delicious! Thank you for the recipe.