Quince Compote


Quince compote is easy to make, deliciously sweet and fresh at the same time. Perfect with a piece of meat, with cheese, desserts and more.

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Quince compote
Veronique van Ohmydish

Made by Véronique

Published at 2021-09-29, this recipe is for 8 people and takes 1 hour.

Founder of Ohmydish (established 2014). Would happily spend her entire day in the kitchen. Previously worked in the hospitality industry as an independent chef and is ready and willing to help you gain confidence in the kitchen. With her easy-to-follow recipes, helpful tips, and cooking knowledge, you will be making the very tastiest dishes yourself in no time! Véronique's recipes are intended for everyone, from beginners to advanced home cooks.

Updated at: 21-11-2022

1 hour 8 people Side dishes
Quince compote


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  • 1 kilo of quinces
  • 300ml water
  • 300 ml white wine
  • 1 lemon
  • 250 grams of sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 star anise
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  • chopping board & chef's knife
  • medium bowl
  • medium saucepan
  • potato masher
  • optional: sterilised jars

Quince Compote

1 hour 8 people Side dishes

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Preparation – 10 minutes

It is not necessary to peel the quinces, but do remove the core and wash the quinces well.

Quinces discolour very quickly, so put them in cold water as soon as you cut them. Cut the quinces into coarse pieces.

Quince compote
Quince compote

Finishing the quince compote – 50 minutes

Place the quince pieces in a medium saucepan and add the water, white wine, sugar, the juice of a lemon, star anise and a cinnamon stick.

Let the quinces cook on low heat (without a lid) for about 45 minutes. The exact time will depend on the size of the quince pieces. The compote is done when the pieces have completely softened.

Remove the star anise and cinnamon stick and roughly crush the quinces (a potato masher works well). Do not make the compote too fine.

You can use the compote right now or keep it for a long time in a sterilised jar. Enjoy!

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Quince Compote: frequently asked questions

What is quince compote good with?

Quince compote is delicious on bread, with a cheese board, with a piece of meat and even with desserts like chocolate ice cream.

How long can I keep quince compote?

You can store quince compote in the refrigerator for a week. If you want to keep it longer, it is best to put it in sterilised jars.

You can sterilise jars quickly and easily by boiling them for a few minutes in a pan of boiling water.