Quince compote

Quince compote
Quinces make an excellent compote, full of their delightful perfume and flavour. However, preparing the fruit is hard work, so here's a recipe to show you how to manage this.
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Last modified on: November 11th 2020

Keywords for this recipe:Stewed fruitCompoteQuincesSugar

For 900 g, you will need:

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Step by step recipe

Stage 1
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Choose good quinces.

Stage 2 - 20 min.
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Peel the fruit, then cut into quarters and remove the hard core.

You will notice that the fresher the quinces, the harder they are to peel, and harder still to cut out the core. But I assure you, quince compote is worth the effort!

Stage 3 - 5 min.
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Slice the quince quarters (a mandolin is ideal for this) and put in a large pan.

Stage 4 - 2 min.
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Add 4 tablespoons water, the juice of 1 lemon and 80 g caster sugar.

Stage 5 - 25 min.
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Put on low heat, cover and leave to stew gently (stir once or twice during cooking).

Stage 6 - 3 min.
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Once the quince slices are soft, blend to give a smoother texture.

Taste to check if the compote is sweet enough.

Stage 7
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Your quince compote is ready.


You can also add the lemon zest in with the juice, as its flavour goes really well with quinces.


Several days in the fridge in a sealed jar.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
912 Kcal or 3,818 Kj6 gr212 gr5 gr
46 %2 %20 %1 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
72 Kcal or 301 Kj< 1 gr17 gr< 1 gr
4 %<1 %2 %<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).

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Home made.

More recipes?

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 and apple compote, ... All
Caster sugarCaster sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Sushi, Coconut sweetcrust pastry, Comtoise apple charlotte, Raspberry muffins, Little chocolate and hazelnut fondants, ... All
WaterWater: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: New leavened bread, Turnip and Jerusalem artichoke soup, Couscous, Mushroom velouté, Lumberjack turnovers, ... All
LemonLemon: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Raw beetroot mousse with walnuts, Hummus, Avocado and smoked salmon terrine , Lemon Mayonnaise, Stewed apple (compote), ... All

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