Goji Spiked Quince

Bowl of dried goji berries

Quinces are a fabulous winter fruit that are made for the slow cooker because they demand cooking. Raw, the quince is a tough, fibrous ball. Softened by slow cooking, it turns a beautiful shade of pink and melts in your mouth, releasing a panoply of complex flavors. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Goji Spiked Quince
Serves 4
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Ingredients
  1. • Small to medium (2 to 4 quart) slow cooker
  2. 1⁄2 cup unpasteurized liquid honey 125 mL
  3. Zest and juice of 1 orange
  4. 1⁄4 cup water 60 mL
  5. 4 quinces (about 2 lbs/1 kg), peeled, cored and sliced
  6. 1⁄2 cup organic dried goji berries 125 mL
  7. Whipped cream, whipped coconut cream or mascarpone
Instructions
  1. 1. In slow cooker stoneware, combine honey, orange zest and juice and water. Stir well. Add quinces and stir well. Cover and cook on Low for 8 hours or on High for 4 hours, until quinces are tender and turn pink. Add goji berries and cook on High for 15 minutes, until puffed and soft.
  2. 2. To serve, top with whipped cream, whipped coconut cream or a dollop of mascarpone.
Notes
  1. Vegetarian friendly
  2. Tips
  3. If you are halving this recipe, use a small (approx. 2 quart) slow cooker.
  4. Don’t take short cuts on the timing. Quinces require a full 8 hours (or longer) on Low heat to develop their deep, rich flavor.
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