Quince recipes: Poached quince

Poached quince recipe

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A poached quince recipe from Francine Raymond’s All My Eggs in One Basket. Words Lia Leendertz, photographs Jason Ingram, styling Niki Goss


This poached quince recipe is from Francine Raymond’s All My Eggs in One Basket, (Kitchen Garden, 2007), she makes them in October to accompany her Christmas goose, but they go almost as well with any cold meats.

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How to make poached quince



  • Quinces 2.25kg
  • White wine vinegar 600ml
  • Muscovado sugar  450g
  • Cinnamon stick 1
  •  A finger of chopped ginger
  • A few thin strips of lemon peel
  • Black peppercorns 1 tbsp
  • Cloves 2 tsp


  • Step 1

    Peel, quarter and core the quinces, then put them into a saucepan with all the other ingredients and simmer for about 20 minutes. Leave overnight to macerate.

  • Step 2

    The next day sterilise your jars and divide just the fruit and the spices into them.

  • Step 3

    Set the liquor to boil and reduce until it has thickened, being careful not to let it burn. Pour it over the quinces and seal.

  • Step 4

    You can eat this within a month or so, but keep one jar in the back of the cupboard for the following year, as it improves with keeping.