Oven Roasted Quince

While raw quinces have a sweet smell, the flesh is hard and quite acidic. Quinces are most often poached or cooked into a paste, but oven roasting is a great alternative to extract maximum sweetness with minimum effort. Coconut oil and rice syrup gives our version a healthy twist – it even creates an instant sauce. Serve over ice cream or alongside cheese and crackers.


Oven Roasted Quince
Recipe Type: Dessert, Side
Cuisine: Australian
Author: [url href=”http://seasonalsundaylunch.com/author/jenniferjenner/” target=”_blank” title=”Jennifer Jenner – author”]JJ[/url] as adapted from [url href=”http://insidecuisine.com/2013/03/31/quinces-autumn-seasonal-fruit-by-lyndey-milan/” target=”_blank” title=”Inside Cuisine – Quince”]Lyndey Milan[/url]
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Serves: 2
Oven roasting quinces is a great way to extract maximum sweetness with minimum effort. You can of course use butter and sugar for this recipe but coconut oil and rice syrup give it a healthy twist.
  • 1 large or 2 small quince, halved, core and seeds removed
  • 1 Tbsp rice syrup
  • 2 tsp coconut oil
  • 3/4 c water
Preheat oven to 350C / 180F
  1. Place quince halves cut side up in a 8 inch / 20 cm square cake tin, pour in water.
  2. Drizzle syrup and dollop coconut oil over each half.
  3. Cover tightly with foil and bake for approximately 90 mins until very tender and pink. Cool in tin 10 minutes.
  4. Peel, dice and serve with cooking juices.
* Quinces can be peeled before cooking if you prefer.[br]* Multiply recipe as required, simply use an extra 1 tsp coconut oil and 1/2 Tbsp rice syrup per quince half.[br]* Pairs perfectly with ice cream, yoghurt, whipped coconut cream or a cheese platter.[br][b]—[/b][br] [b]Vegan | Gluten Free | Dairy Free | Soy Free | Nut Free | Refined Sugar Free | Vegetarian[/b]

Recipe created especially for Seasonal Sunday Lunch. Photo property of, and re-published with permission from, 84th & 3rd.




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About JJ

JJ is editor and co-founder of Seasonal Sunday Lunch. She is a recipe developer, photographer, stylist, marketing consultant, freelance writer and creator of the popular food blog 84th & 3rd. JJ believes food should be fun, healthy does not mean boring and if all else fails pie makes everything better. You can also find her on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Pinterest and Instagram.


  1. Hi!
    I’m wondering how in the world one cores and removes seeds from quince, or let alone any fruit, when they’re halved! I’ve only done it when I quarter whole fruit. Do you use a certain tool? The quince I just halved were very hard. I tried to core them but maybe I just don’t have the correct knife or tool.. So I left the cores & seeds in this time.
    Please let me know!
    Thank you,


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