12 Days of Caravan-Serai Cooking – Day 3

December 3, 2013by Brenda

Baked quinces are a great fall dessert. Quinces are like a combination between an apple and a pear, with a little bit more tartness. They are not that popular in the US, but are used a lot in the Middle East and Europe.


  • 4 quinces
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 1 cups sugar
  • 3 cups warm water


Peel, core and cut quinces in half. Place in 9×12 baking dish, flesh side up.

Cover each quince half generously with butter and sprinkle with sugar.

Gently pour the water into the baking dish.

Bake in a 350 degree oven for 45 minutes to 1 hour, until quinces are a golden color and soft.

Allow to sit 15 minutes prior to serving. This can be served as a beautiful side dish along with a lamb or chicken.


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