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26 quince recipes

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As a member of the apple family, quince is perfect for stewing, preserves and marinades. As well as serving in a quince syrup. Get inspired to cook with this autumn/winter fruit with these gorgeous quince recipes.

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Quince in Syrup

A pressure-cooker recipe of quince with orange-vanilla syrup.

baked rice pudding with poached quince

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Baked rice pudding with poached quince

Creamy and delicious, baked rice pudding is a classic dessert. Bring a shot of new flavour to an old favourite with this poached quince and almond topping.

creative pancake toppings

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Ricotta pancakes with vanilla-flavoured quince

Start your day with an indulgent breakfast of creamy ricotta pancakes, complete with a wonderfully syrupy quince topping.

Chunky quince, rosè and vanilla preserve
(Credit: James Moffatt)

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Chunky quince, rosè and vanilla preserve

Chunky quince, rosè and vanilla preserve

This fragrant and sweet quince preserve is perfect served with a sharp cheese and crackers or warm scones or toast.

Poached pear and quince with almond crumble
(Credit: Australian Women’s Weekly)

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Poached pear and quince with almond crumble

Poached pear and quince with almond crumble

chocolate, quince and hazelnut tartlets

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Chocolate, quince and hazelnut tartlets

Chocolate, quince and hazelnut tartlets

Quince and rosewater tarts

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Quince and rosewater tarts

These sweet quince and rosewater tarts are absolutely beautiful enjoyed with a mug of hot tea for an indulgent afternoon or morning tea.

french apple quince tarts

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French apple quince tarts

French apple quince tarts

QUINCE SPONGE PUDDING

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Quince sponge pudding

Quince sponge pudding

quince pie recipes

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Blushing quince pie

Blushing quince pie

Delight in the sweet-yet-tart flavour of poached quince with this tempting pie.

quince tarte tartin

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Quince tarte tartin

Quince tarte tartin

For a beautiful winter dessert, serve this ruby-red quince tart with scoops of vanilla ice-cream.

slow-cooked quince

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Slow-cooked quince

Slow-cooked quince

This cousin to the apple is always eaten cooked, as it is too hard and acidic to be enjoyed raw. It takes a long time to cook, but its glorious scent and lovely musky flavour are worth it. Its flesh is cream when raw, but turns a deep rosy pink as it is cooked.

Quince crostata

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quince crostata

This quince crostata is an Italian style tart with sour cream pastry and a sweet quince jam filling is wonderfully simple to make and delicious to eat.

quince jelly

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Quince jelly

Quince jelly

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This gorgeous spiced walnut and chocolate cake is served with poached quince for a sweet and elegant treat.

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With hints of cardamom and orange, this rustic quince and pistachio cake is delicious for a winter afternoon tea or dessert.

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What do you get when you cross a crumble with a cake? This quince and blackberry crumble cake!

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Who wouldn’t want a slice of this vanilla cheesecake, piled high with poached quince?

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Make the most of autumn’s in season produce with this delicious quince and rhubarb pie.

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Quince paste is perhaps the food we most associate with quince. And now you can make it yourself at home!

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Sticky quince is perfect for creating a delicious marinade for roast lamb.

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quince brioche cake

Butter soft quince brioche cake is a stunning afternoon tea treat.

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soft slow-poached quince served with crispy butter filo

Tender soft slow-poached quince served with crispy butter filo fingers – can you think of anything better?

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rhubarb and quince cobbler

Break out the ice-cream, this rhubarb and quince cobbler is a deliciously warming winter dessert.

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veal, quince and caramelised onion

This veal, quince and caramelised onion tagine is the perfect combination of savoury and sweet for a satisfying dinner.

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poached quince and chestnut cake

This sweet and syrupy poached quince and chestnut cake is a beautiful cake with an irresistible crumble topping.

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