2 hrs 35 mins
2 hrs 30 mins
ZWT7 South America. Membrillo as the quince is called in Spanish is a fruit widely used in Portugal, Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Spain, Uruguay and Venezuela. Firm fruit like Bosc pears or Golden Delicious apples can be prepared similarly; poach them for 30 minutes. From Grace Parisi on http://www.foodandwine.com.
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- 1In a large pot, combine the water with the sugar, honey, lemon juice and lemon zest and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally, until the sugar dissolves.
- 2Add the quinces and return to a boil.
- 3Cover partially and cook over low heat until tender, about 2 hours.
- 4Remove the quinces with a slotted spoon.
- 5Boil the syrup until it is reduced to 4 cups, about 20 minutes.
- 6Return the quinces to the syrup while it cools.
- 7Meanwhile, in a small heavy skillet, toast the almonds over moderate heat, stirring constantly, until golden, 6 to 8 minutes.
- 8Transfer to a plate to cool.
- 9Serve the quinces at room temperature or chilled, with their syrup and the yogurt, sprinkled with almonds.
- 10MAKE AHEAD:.
- 11The poached quinces can be refrigerated in the honey syrup for up to 3 days.
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Nutritional Facts for Honey-Poached Quinces
Serving Size: 1 (390 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 12
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 176.2
- Calories from Fat 20
- Total Fat 2.2 g
- Saturated Fat 0.5 g
- Cholesterol 2.6 mg
- Sodium 30.7 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 40.6 g
- Dietary Fiber 2.2 g
- Sugars 25.4 g
- Protein 1.8 g