DSC_8355 Cook time: 10-15 minutes

Level: Easy


Hi everyone! Today I want to share a different recipe that is a perfect winter desert. This is a famous traditional Turkish desert (Turkish name is Ayva tatlisi) & it is one of my favourite fruit desserts.This is quite easy to prepare and it is delicious to serve it with thick cream or ice cream. Even my daughter who is not a fan of raw quince loves this dessert. Hope you guys like it too!


I wish it was easy to find quince in the summer but unfortunately the season for this fruit starts in the fall. Aside from this dessert quince is also delicious in jams and jellies.  This fruit is  rich in vitamin and minerals, and it also contains high amount of antioxidants. Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin C boosts immunity to protect from cold, flu and infections.


3 Quinces

1/3 cup sugar

3 cup water

1 small stick cinnamon

2 Dried Carnation (optional)

1 extra quince for decoration, peeled and sliced



3 Granny Smith Apples,peeled and grated

1 cup sugar

1 tsp  cinnamon

1 tbsp lemon juice

1/2 cup walnut,chopped finely


Directions for Filling:

Place the Apple, sugar in a saucepan and cook it over the medium heat, until Apple’s water is evaporated. Add the cinnamon and lemon juice and combine them, remove the saucepan from the heat and set aside to cool.












1- Peel the Quinces cut them in half, remove the seeds but don’t discard, set them  aside for later use.

2- Place the water with tIhe sugar, the cinnamon stick, carnations, 1 tbsp quince seeds in a shallow pot, place the quince halves and quince slice in this mixture.

3- Cook until the fruits half soften,( Al Dante). Transfer the quinces on to a tray and bake it in a 250 celcius degrees oven for 5 minutes or until the fruits soften and remove it from the oven , let it cool. Meanwhile, you bring to boil the remaining shrub for thick shrub and let it cool.

4- Place the cool quinces on to the service dish and put the Apple mixture onto them, pour the shrub onto them, decorate quinces slice and thick natural cream onto the quinces slice. Bon appetit! Peel the quinces and cut them in half, remove the seeds.


Pour the water and add the sugar in the shallow pot. DSC07495

Place the prepared quinces in the shallow pot.



Transfer the poached quinces from the shallow pot to an oven tray. DSC07505

Bake the poached quinces in the oven.


Pour the remain shrub over the quinces.


Fill the cooked apple in the quinces and serve with cream. DSC_8359

9 Comments Add yours

  1. ladysighs says:

    I have never eaten quince …that I know of. You certainly make it look and sound delicious. 🙂

    1. Thank you very much for comment! Have a great week! 😄

  2. Looks delicious! Thanks for visiting my blog and I enjoyed visiting yours as well! 🙂

    1. My pleasure, Karen! Thanks for nice words! 🙂

  3. I agree with you, Apples are our best friends in winter and we can do so much desserts with those colourful ones .. but i have never tried this one .. I am sure my daughters will like it ! thank you

    1. Thank you so much for very nice words! I am glad you liked it. Best wishes to you and your daughters ! 🙂

  4. leggypeggy says:

    We love quinces and are lucky enough to have a tree in the backyard. The fruit is just now ripening in Australia and I look forward to trying this recipe.

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