Quince Cobbler

I have discovered a new favourite fruit. It is a pain to work with, but in the end it is worth all the effort. My new favourite fruit is quince. I’ve always loved the smell and taste of quince jelly, but I have never cooked or baked with the fresh fruit.

Since they are in season, I bought a couple of fresh quinces. I let them sit in a bowl for a couple of days to think about what to do with them. While their amazing smell permeated the whole room I thought of homemade jelly and quice sheet cake. And then I thought cobbler.

For this cobbler I used Tami’s recipe and for the filling I made a batch of Gewürzquitten (spiced quinces).

Start by making the recipe for the filling (which I modified a bit):

3 quinces, peeled and chopped (roughly 400 g)
1 medium apple, chopped
3/4 cup + 1 T apple cider
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 t cinnamon
1 clove
Juice of half a lemon

Pour the apple cider into a sauce pan and stir in the sugar. Add the other ingredients and cook over medium heat for 20 minutes, until the quinces are soft.

Prepare the cobbler, following Tami’s recipe.

Pour the filling into a baking dish and drop the batter on top of the filling. Bake for 30 minutes. Serve warm.

If you’ve never had quinces, you should really try this. Their smell and taste is outstanding. It’s sour with a hint of rose and apple. In this recipe the sourness is complemented by the sweet topping as well as the complex rose and apple flavour is completed by the simple and comforting cobbler flavour.

25 thoughts on “Quince Cobbler

  1. What’s Quince?Its like a pumpkin/melon/strange/i never heard about fruit?…oh my, i”m really curious…
    And this recipe its really yummy!…

  2. I love love LOVE Quince. I love Quince. My grandmother used to make quince jam and desserts and I’ve been enamoured ever since. I can NEVER find it anymore in Toronto, never. Quince is awesome.

  3. mm… I’ve never even heard of quince! And… hehee… I know I’m totally spoiled with the weather… basically planting anything whenever and crossing my fingers! :)

  4. I have never seen quince even in our stores. I will try our big Whole Foods next time I am in the area. Your post sure makes me want to try it soon

  5. I’ve tried quince once and thought the hassle wasn’t worth the taste. But this looks yummy, so maybe I’ll have to give it another go…

  6. I think I would enjoy quince more baked in a cobbler like this. I bet the flavor really comes out. Thanks for the yummy looking recipe!

  7. I have never heard of it… I wonder where I might find it in Canada. Time to check out the “obscure fruits” section of some grocery stores!

  8. I’ve never tried quince before, or ever even heard of it! But I can clearly see I am missing out! I am going to try and find some.

  9. Oh man, that looks super yummy! I love the smell and taste of quince too..yet never cooked/baked with it myself..thanks for the inspiration!

  10. i haven’t heard of nor tried quince before either, Mihl! thanks for introducing it to me! i will see if this is something i can find in our local natural food market and then i will try your recipe for the quince crisp – it sounds amazing! a little sour & sweet?! sounds perfect! mmmmmmmm!

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