Quince Poached in Cardamom Syrup Recipe

  • 4 quinces (about 2 pounds total)
  • 6 cups water
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 (1/4-inch-thick) lemon slices
  • 4 (1/4-inch-thick) orange slices
  • 6 green cardamom pods, gently crushed
  1. Peel quinces, then quarter and core. Cover with water in a bowl (to prevent discoloration).
  2. Bring water, sugar, citrus slices, and cardamom pods to a simmer in a small pot, stirring until sugar has dissolved.
  3. Cut quince quarters into 1/4-inch-thick wedges and add to syrup. Return to a simmer and cover quince with a round of parchment paper. Simmer until quince is just tender, about 45 minutes. Discard citrus slices. Cool quince in syrup to room temperature, about 1 hour (color will deepen). Discard cardamom pods.