Stewed Quince

A simple recipe from the Australian Women's Weekly
Course Dessert
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours


  • 1/2 cup caster sugar (110 grams)
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 leaf bay
  • 1 star anise
  • 3 cups water (750ml)
  • 2 quinces (800g)


  • Place the sugar, honey, bay leaf, star anise and water in a large saucepan. Stir over medium heat until the sugar is dissolved
  • Peel quinces, cut into eighths; remove cores. Add quince to the syrup; cook over medium heat until the syrup comes to a simmer. Cover quinces with a piece of baking paper cut-to-fit the size of the pan
  • Simmer, covered, over low heat 3½ hours or until quince is soft and rose-coloured
  • Serve quince topped with some of the poaching liquid

A simple method adapted from the Australian Women’s Weekly.