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.
42K 9 3.4
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Last modified on: December 30th 2019

Keywords for this recipe:CompoteQuinceApplesSugar
For 400 g, you will need:
  • 0 quince 300 g quince
  • 1 water 30 g water
  • 2 apple 250 g apple
  • 3 water 2 tablespoons water
  • 4 Vanilla sugar 5 g Vanilla sugar
  • 5 brown sugar 30 g brown sugar
  • Total weight: 645 grams

Change these quantities to make: 400 g 800 g 1 kg 600 g 2 kg 400 g
How long does it take?
Time required for this recipe:
PreparationCookingStart to finish
32 min.27 min.59 min.
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Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 2 min.
Quince and apple compote : Photo of step #1
Thoroughly wash 300 g quinces.

Stage 2 - 15 min.
Quince and apple compote : Photo of step #2
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 : Photo of step #3
Put the quince pieces into a saucepan, add 30 g water, then cover and put on gentle heat to cook.

Stage 4
Quince and apple compote : Photo of step #4
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 : Photo of step #5
Peel 250 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 : Photo of step #6
Put back on low heat and leave to cook...

Stage 7 - 7 min.
Quince and apple compote : Photo of step #7
...until the apples are tender.

Stage 8 - 2 min.
Quince and apple compote : Photo of step #8
Finish by blending to give a smooth compote.

Stage 9 - 3 min.
Quince and apple compote : Photo of step #9
Leave to cool before transferring into jars.
Remarks
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.
Keeping
Several days in the fridge in a sealed jar.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
413 Kcal or 1,729 Kj2 gr100 gr2 gr
21 %1 %9 %<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 400 g : 1.16 €

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Note : These prices are only approximate.
Source
Home made.
This recipe uses (among others)
QuinceQuince: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Confit of quinces in Macvin, Quince paste, Quince compote, ... All
AppleApple: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Express apple tart, Stewed apple (compote), Apple and almond gratin, Baked apples from St Aubin le Vertueux, Apple semelles (flat apple tarts), ... All
Brown sugarBrown sugar: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Caribbean upside-down cake, Cocktails, Chocolate cake, Chaud-froid of grapefruit, pineapple and lime custard , Chocolate rice pudding, ... All
WaterWater: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: How to prepare endives , Sorrel soup, Seeded loaf, Red mixed pickle, Natural leaven, ... All
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