I love Quince, but it’s a but of a chore to process for cooking, hard and gnarly peeling, coring and cutting it up can be a challenge. This recipe solves all these problems and in the end gives you an elegant simple dessert that can be dressed up with a scoop of ice cream and a ginger shortbread cookie.
Preheat the oven to 375 F
In a baking dish place 4-6 Quinces (they usually are around 1/4-1/2 pound each) place in the hot oven bake for about 45 minutes – you may want to turn them at the 20 minute point so they don’t burn. When they are ready the skin will turn color and flesh will be softer but not mushy .
Take out of the oven and cool. I didn’t peel mine but if you want to go ahead it’s very much an esthetic decision. Core the Quince and remove the stringy bits that lead to the stem.
Turn the oven off and turn on the broiler.
Put a pat of unsalted butter into the core of each Quince and sprinkle a Tablespoon of sugar over each half.
Place under the broiler and cook for about 4-7 minutes until the sugar has caramelized.
Easy elegant and delicious.
Dot forget to let your Quince sit around artfully and make your apartment smell wonderful before you cook them!