Quince and apple crumble
  • 2 quinces, cored, sliced and cut into 4 quarters
  • 6-7 tbs of honey
  • 1 tsp cinnamon powder
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
  • 6-7 cloves
  • ¼ tsp crushed red chillies ( more or less)
  • ⅓ cup of water
  • 2 firm apples, cored, peeled and chopped
  • For the topping:
  • 1 cup large oats
  • 1 cup mixed seeds (pumpkin, sunflower and linseed)
  • 3 tbs of dark brown sugar
  • 4 tbs of vegetable/sunflower oil
  1. Preheat the oven at 180 C.
  2. Put the quince, cinnamon, nutmeg, chillies, cloves, honey and water in a wide, thick bottomed pan. Stir and place over low heat. Cook covered for about 10 minutes, stirring now and then, till the fruit can easily be cut with a spoon. Add the apple, stir and cook for another 10-12 minutes or till the apples soften a little. Increase the heat and stir till most of the moisture has evaporated. Transfer and spread this mixture to a baking. Discard the cloves.
  3. Mix together all the ingredients for the topping and spread over the quince- apple mixture. Press the top lightly. Place the dish in the centre of the pre-heated oven and bake for about 30-40 minutes or till the top is nicely browned and the fruit is hot and bubbly. If the top browns too quickly, cover the dish lightly with a piece of foil. Serve with cream.
Recipe by Harvest Hub at https://harvesthub.com.au/latestnews/quince/