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Quinces poached in white wine

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Quinces poached in white wine

Pudding & Cake Serves 4 50 min
The spices echo the fruit's own fragrance, but aren't essential; you could simply use the wine and sugar. These are ideal served as part of a dessert or used in a savoury context, alongside some roast pork or salty cheddar.

Ingredients

  • 1 bottle white wine
  • 100g sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 star anise
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 quinces (about 700g)

Method

Prep time: 10 min
Cooking time: 40 min
  • Step 1

    Tip the wine into a deep saucepan and add the sugar and spices.
  • Step 2

    Peel the quinces and cut each one into 8 equal wedges. Remove the tough core and seeds with a simple v-shaped cut. Add the wedges straight into the pan and sit the skin peelings on top – they add to the flavour but also help to keep the fruit submerged in the liquid.
  • Step 3

    Bring to a simmer and poach gently for about 40 mins, or until tender to the tip of a knife. Allow to cool in the liquid.
  • Step 4

    Drain away and reserve the liquid. Discard the peelings and spices. Store the quinces covered in the liquid.