Spiced Quinces With a Mascarpone Cream

READY IN: 1hr 30mins
Recipe by JustJanS

A combination of several recipes I found on line. Quinces are quite tough (but not impossible) to peel-use a sharp knife and take a bit of care and you'll be fine. Get rid of all the woody bits when removing the cores. Quinces develop a much nicer colour if made a day or two before serving and will keep in the fridge for up to a week.

Top Review by Elmotoo

I've always wanted to try quinces. I rarely see them but did a few weeks ago so I grabbed a couple. Expensive little buggers. They're sort of like apples only drier. This recipe is yummy!! The syrup is strongly, but nicely, spiced. The quinces are yummy. The cream is nice. I wouldn't recommend this to any diabetics, tho. ;) Thanks for sharing! Made for Aussie Swap 11/12.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring the first 8 ingredients to a boil, then reduce to a low simmer.
  2. I drop the peeled, cored quince wedges straight into the syrup.
  3. Cook on that low simmer until they are tender. That might be half an hour or as much as two hours just keep checking!
  4. Remove the quinces from the syrup and turn the heat up. Reduce the syrup by about half then pour back over the quinces and cool.
  5. To make mascarpone cream, combine mascarpone, extract and icing sugar mixture in a medium bowl. Beat with an electric mixer until smooth.

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