Peel quinces, cut in quarters, cover with water or wine and sugar (they usually need at least 1 cup sugar to 2 cups liquid), add a vanilla bean and some lemon juice. Bake fruit in a covered casserole, in a 150C oven for 4 hours or longer, until quince is deep red. Do not stir as the fruit may break up. Cool and serve as a dessert. Delicious with cream or icecream.
Recipe supplied kindly by Suzanne from Lalla