Poached Quinces


Preparation info

  • Serves


    • Difficulty


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Falling Cloudberries

By Tessa Kiros

Published 2004

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I like these with pistachio ice cream. I love the colour of the quinces after they have been gently stewing in their syrup for a couple of hours. You could add other flavourings with the fruit, such as half a vanilla bean, a piece of cinnamon stick, or perhaps some cloves.


  • 230 g (1 cup) caster (superfine) sugar
  • 1 long strip lemon rin


Put the sugar, lemon rind, juice and about 1 litre (4 cups) of water in a saucepan and bring to the boil.

Meanwhile, cut the quinces into quarters from the top down. Core and peel them (take care w