Easy roast quinces

Prep about 30 mins | Cook 212 hrs + cooling time | Serves 6

2 cups water
113 cup brown sugar
13 cup lemon juice
2 cinnamon sticks
1 vanilla bean, halved lengthways
6 medium quinces
Thick natural yoghurt or ice-cream, to serve

Step 1 Preheat oven to 180°C/160°C fan-forced. Combine water, sugar, lemon juice and cinnamon sticks in a deep medium baking dish. Using a teaspoon, scrape vanilla bean seeds into sugar mixture. Add pod to pan. Stir to combine.

Step 2 Using a sharp knife, individually cut a quince into eight wedges. Peel and core and place into sugar and lemon mixture in the baking dish (to prevent browning). Repeat using remaining quinces. Press a sheet of baking paper directly over quinces to cover, then place a sheet of foil over pan and seal well. Bake, without disturbing, for 212 hours. Remove from oven and cool in pan (with covers left on) for 30 minutes. Serve warm with thick natural yoghurt or ice-cream.

Good for you ... Quince
Quince

A very good source of dietary fibre, which is important for the normal functioning of the intestine.

A very good source of vitamin C. This vitamin contributes to the formation of collagen which plays a role in healthy gums, teeth, cartilage, bones and skin.

Provide potassium which may help balance the effects of sodium from salt.