Quince with maple syrup and pistachios. Picture / Babiche Martens.

Recipe: Quince with Pistachios

Angela Casley's sweet quince dessert will leave you craving more

Serves 4-6

• 4 quince
• 1 cup sugar
• 1 cinnamon stick
• Peel of ½ lemon
• ¼ cup raw sugar
• ¼ cup maple syrup
• ½ cup mascarpone
• ¼ cup chopped pistachios

1. Preheat an oven to 170C.

2. Rub the quince clean, then peel with a sharp knife or potato peeler. Cut in half. Place sugar, cinnamon stick and lemon peel in a large pot and half fill with water. Bring to a simmer, add quince and cook for 15 minutes or until a skewer inserts easily.

3. Remove quince from syrup, and place in a baking dish. Add half a cup of cooking juice. Sprinkle over the sugar and pour over the maple syrup.

4. Roast the quince for 30 minutes, basting once during this time.

5. Serve with a dollop of mascarpone and sprinkle of nuts.

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