Quince and apple compote

Quince and apple compote
This compote is a tricky balancing act between the characteristic quince flavour and just enough apples to sweeten it.

You should end up with a compote that has a delicate quince flavour rounded out by the apples and brown sugar.
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Last modified on: December 30th 2019

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For 800 g, you will need:
  • 1 quince 600 g quince
  • 2 water 60 g water
  • 3 apple 500 g apple
  • 4 water 4 tablespoons water
  • 5 Vanilla sugar 10 g Vanilla sugar
  • 6 brown sugar 60 g brown sugar
  • Total weight: 1,290 grams

Change these quantities to make: 400 g 800 g 1 kg 600 g 2 kg 400 g
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Time required for this recipe:
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32 min.27 min.59 min.
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Step by step recipe

Stage 1 - 2 min.
Quince and apple compote
Thoroughly wash 600 g quinces.

Stage 2 - 15 min.
Quince and apple compote
Peel the quinces and cut into quarters. Remove the core and cut the remaining flesh into small pieces.

You will see just how difficult this is to do. Raw quinces are very hard to cut up and the pieces will oxydise and turn brown very rapidly.

From 600 g of whole quinces you should end up with about 350 g of prepared fruit. Make a note of the weight.

Stage 3 - 20 min.
Quince and apple compote
Put the quince pieces into a saucepan, add 60 g water, then cover and put on gentle heat to cook.

Stage 4
Quince and apple compote
After 20 minutes or so, the pieces of quince will be soft and there should be very little liquid left.

Stage 5 - 10 min.
Quince and apple compote
Peel 500 g apple and cut into small pieces.

Add the same weight of apple to the pan as quince (350 g in our example).

Stage 6
Quince and apple compote
Put back on low heat and leave to cook...

Stage 7 - 7 min.
Quince and apple compote
...until the apples are tender.

Stage 8 - 2 min.
Quince and apple compote
Finish by blending to give a smooth compote.

Stage 9 - 3 min.
Quince and apple compote
Leave to cool before transferring into jars.
You can vary the proportion of quince to apple, starting from this initial half-and-half recipe, depending on which flavour you wish to bring out.

If you prefer a smooth compote, put the cooked fruit pieces through a vegetable mill on "fine" setting, just before stage 5, rather like for quince paste.
Several days in the fridge in a sealed jar.
Home made.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
827 Kcal or 3,462 Kj5 gr200 gr5 gr
41 %2 %19 %1 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
64 Kcal or 268 Kj< 1 gr16 gr< 1 gr
3 %<1 %1 %<1 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
How much will it cost?
  • For 800 g : 2.32 €

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This recipe uses (among others)
QuinceQuince: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Quince paste, Confit of quinces in Macvin, Quince compote, Quince jelly, ... All
AppleApple: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Norman flambéed apples, Alsatian apple tart, Caramelised apple custards, Apple and almond gratin, Tyrolean apple crumble, ... All
Brown sugarBrown sugar: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Soft apple cookies, Brownies, Chocolate cereal bars, Cramique, Crisp apricot and pistachio tart, ... All
WaterWater: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Sorrel soup, Langoustine sabayon tart, Super-green, super-thrifty soup, Sesame fried scampi, Chicken nems, ... All
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