Roast Quince
Serves: 4
  • 4 heaped tbs sugar
  • 500ml water
  • 4 cloves
  • 2 star anise
  • 2 large or 4 smallish quinces
  • ½ a lemon
  • 4 tbs maple syrup
  1. Preheat oven at 180C.
  2. Put the sugar and water into a saucepan and bring to the boil. Add the cloves and star anise. Peel and halve the quinces and rub them with lemon to stop them browning. Lower the quinces into the sugar syrup and let them simmer till tender. They may be ready in 25 minutes or perhaps take a little longer, depending on their size and ripeness.
  3. When they are tender to the point of a knife, lift the quinces out and put them in a shallow baking dish or roasting tin. Take 150ml of the cooking liquid, add the maple syrup and, together with the aromatics, pour over the quinces. Bake for 30 minute or so till very soft and tender. Serve with their cooking juices.
Recipe by Harvest Hub at