When I saw a basket of Quinces in my local supermarket, I remembered my scrapbook of recipes cut out from magazines languishing on the book shelf. There is an easy peazy recipe in there for ‘ Quinces, baked in orange juice and honey’, so I thought ,a ha I will give it a go! The quince is lemon in colour( when ripe) and shaped like a pear. Autumn is the season to find them in the supermarket.
The quinces in the supermarket were green. In hindsight I now realise my fruit was no way near ripe….which could account for it being really hard to slice up and taking longer to cook. I bet the Owl and the pussy cat didn’t have that problem!
Baked quinces in honey.
300ml orange or grapefruit juice.
6 quinces, peeled, cored and quartered.
Preheat the oven to 160°/gas 3. Mix honey with fruit juice.Place the quince quarters in an ovenproof dish and pour over the liquid so it covers them.Bake in the oven for two hours. Once cooled, serve with cream.
They dined on mince and slices of quince,
Which they ate with a runcible spoon.
And hand in hand ,on the edge of the sand,
They danced by the light of the moon.
From the Owl and the pussycat by Edward Lear.
Was quite a nice pudding. Have you ever made anything using this seasonal fruit?