Grandma's quince compote

    1 hour 5 min

    My grandma had a large quince tree in her garden and when we were kids she made this for us after long days of playing outside.

    11 people made this

    Serves: 6 

    • 500ml water
    • 200g caster sugar
    • 1/2 vanilla pod, halved lengthways
    • 1 stick cinnamon
    • 1kg quinces
    • 1/2 lemon, juiced

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:50min  ›  Ready in:1hr5min 

    1. In a saucepan combine water, sugar, vanilla pod and cinnamon stick and bring to the boil, stirring until sugar is completely dissolved. Boil for 1 minute and turn off the heat.
    2. Meanwhile prepare a bowl with cold water and lemon juice. Peel quince thoroughly with a potato peeler, cut in half and remove the core with a sharp knife. Cut quince into quarters or eighths and place immediately into the lemon water to prevent them from turning brown.
    3. Take quince out of the water and place into the sugar syrup. Bring to a simmer and cook over low heat for about 50 minutes, until quince are soft and pink. Remove the cinnamon stick and vanilla pods and discard.
    4. Let cool to room temperature and keep in the fridge until serving.

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