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Spiced Quince in Syrup

This dessert is the perfect way to showcase fall fruit.

  • Servings: 4

Source: Martha Stewart Living, October 2007

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 quinces (about 1 pound total), peeled and quartered
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups Sauternes
  • 2 green cardamom pods, gently cracked
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 piece (1 inch) peeled fresh ginger, thinly sliced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 vanilla bean, halved lengthwise
  • Pinch coarse salt
  • 1 cup water

Directions

  1. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. add quinces and sugar, and stir to coat. Stir in remaining ingredients, and cover with parchment cut to fit pan. Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer gently until tender, about 1 1/2 hours. Spoon quinces and syrup into bowls.

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