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Recipe for Kithonia Psita – Baked Quinces

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Quince baked with spices and brandy and cinnamon syrup waterKithonia Psita are a Greek fruit preserve that make for a light and healthy dessert option.

Baked Quinces Recipe Ingredients:

  • 4 halved and cored quinces
  • 2 tablespoons cloves
  • 1/2 cup sweet wine (like Mavrodaphne red wine)
  • 1/2 cup cherry liqueur
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups Greek yogurt

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Place the halved quinces, cut side down, in an ovenproof glass that is just large enough to contain them. Pierce each quince half with 2 or 3 cloves.

In a bowl, mix the wine, liqueur, sugar, and cinnamon. Stir and pour over the quinces.

Bake for about 1 1/2 hours, basting frequently with the juices.

Let quinces cool, then serve topped with yogurt and a teaspoon of quince spoon sweet, if you like.

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This post was written by GreekBoston.com