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Recipe for Baked Greek Style 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 Greek Style 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

How to Prepare Greek Style Baked Quinces:

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

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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