The quince is an under appreciated fruit in most of North America and parts of Europe but is popular throughout the Mediterranean, Middle East and South America. Quince are available only certain times of the year meaning you need to take advantage when they appear!
The most common quince fruit recipes are for desserts, which makes sense as they need to be cooked to be really enjoyed. If you’re looking to purchase them fresh, they look like this;
They feel like a very hard apple and have a slightly fuzzy skin. They do need to be peeled and cooked before eating because they have a very bitter taste when raw. Because they need to be cooked in advance it’s what makes them ideal for desserts!
Quince taste slightly sweet when cooked, similar to the taste of a cooked apple but the texture of a cooked pear. The following recipes use quince fruit in a variety of ways; in baked dishes, as jelly or jam and poached and served.
8 Sweet Quince Dessert Recipes to Try
Quince is an under appreciated fruit but you can enjoy it when you make one of these delicious dishes.
Quince jelly is a quintessential British preserve. Delicious flavours of roses and apple come together in a golden pink jelly. Perfect for spreading on toasted crumpets, it’s easy to make. This quince jelly recipe tells you everything you need to know to make perfectly set jelly every time.
This orange ginger pear and quince crisp will make your whole house smell like the perfect fall candle while it’s baking. It’s a simple seasonal treat everyone will love and perfect with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top!