Turkish-style Roast Quince

Turkish-style Roast Quince


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About this recipe: This Turkish dessert made with quince tastes wonderful directly from the oven served with ice cream, cream or mascarpone. Perfect for an autumn dinner party dessert, when quince is in season.


Serves: 6 

  • 3 large quinces (approximately 1.5kg in weight)
  • 80g butter
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • mascarpone or cream to serve

Prep:5min  ›  Cook:2hr  ›  Ready in:2hr5min 

  1. Line a baking tray with aluminium foil and preheat the oven to 190 C / Gas 5. Wash and gently scrub the quinces and lay them on the prepared baking tray. Roast for about 1-2 hours in the oven until they feel soft. The cooking time with change depending on the size and firmness of the quinces, so keep checking.
  2. Once the quinces have cooled enough for you to touch them, cut them open, remove the cores and seeds with a sharp knife. Place the quinces back onto the baking tray with the cut side facing up. Add a piece of butter to each quince and sprinkle with 1 tablespoon of sugar.
  3. Roast the quinces again for 30-60 minutes in the oven at 190 C / Gas 5 until they are very soft and have taken on a red colour. At the end you can also turn on the grill so that the sugar begins to crystallise. Serve with cream or mascarpone.

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