Baked Quince Fruit (Ayva)

quince fruit (ayva) with ice cream
Cooking Method
Prep Time: 10 min Cook Time: 25 min Total Time: 35 mins

Baked Quince with cinnamon, cloves, and a smidge of butter to create tart, soft pieces of heaven. You'll be surprised how much quince actually resembles apples once cooked.

  • 6 Quince also know as Ayva in Turkish (peeled, cored, and chopped into cubes)
  • 1/2 cup sweetener of choice (sugar, maple syrup, coconut sugar are all great)
  • 1 stick of cinnamon (or a tsp of ground cinnamon)
  • 5 pieces of clove
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter or vegan butter (optional)
  1. Place the diced quince, sweetener of choice, cinnamon, cloves, and sea salt in a mixing bowl. Toss to combine. Allow this mixture to set on your countertop for 30 minutes. This step will help intertwine the sugar and the fruit's natural juices together. Meanwhile, preheat your oven to 200°C that's 392°F —go ahead with an even 400°F. 

  2. When ready, transfer the fruit + juices to a baking dish. Spread the fruit around for an even bake. Add the butter on top. Finally, bake for 40 minutes uncovered—mixing around the fruit every 15 minutes. 

  3. Enjoy while warm with a nice scoop of ice cream.

Keywords: Baked Quince