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Glazed quinces and chocolate syrup

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It’s fall and we have fresh fruits everywhere. I will tell you about a wonderful and delicious way to prepare fresh quinces. Not all of us likes them , but they are a really treat. I don’t like to eat them raw, so I am trying different ways to eat them, because they are very healthy. I make jam from them and also dessert.  Easy dessert, ready in a few minutes and WOW effect for guests.  These glazed quinces are incredible. They practically melt in your mouth and the combination of maple and quinces is more than delicious.

Also, don’t forget about Christmas. Great to eat while waiting for Santa Clause or unpacking the presents. You will get hooked on it in a minute.

You can use this simple glazing technique with any fruits and you will have an elegant dessert. GAB_2412_res

Ingredients:

– 3 big quinces

– 1 tablespoon lemon juice

– 1 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter

– 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup

– home made chocolate syrup

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Directions:

Quarter, core, and peel quinces. Cut quarters in half and sprinkle with lemon juice.

Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Arrange quinces in skillet and cook on one side until quinces just begin to brown, about 3 minutes. Add maple syrup and cook until quinces are tender, about 1 minute more. Turn quinces and cook for another minute. Remove from heat and allow quinces to cool slightly. Transfer to bowls, serve warm, topped with homemade chocolate syrup. You can also use as topping, whipped cream, ice cream , yogurt or wild berries jam. Quinces are sweet so I always try to put something a little bit sour on top. My home made syrup is from 75% cocoa chocolate, so is not very sweet. Also has cinnamon in it. Here is the recipe:

Home made chocolate syrup:

100 g 75% cocoa chocolate

50 g unsalted butter

50 ml water

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Put everything together in a bowl in put it in the microwave. Stir from time to time, till it gets liquid. Here you have the most simple and amazing home made chocolate syrup.  Enjoy!

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13 thoughts on “Glazed quinces and chocolate syrup”

  1. I haven’t had quince since LAST fall. I’ll have to keep an eye out for them, though, honestly, I like them better as quince jam with manchego cheese. (The savoury option is usually my preferred state.)

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