Don't let the word "quince" scare you away. You can easily substitute more accessible fresh pears. This is a great make ahead recipe and it keeps for several days in the refrigerator.
Served in dessert glasses, or poured over ice cream, this easy, make ahead seasonal holiday dessert is not only delicious, its ruby red color looks beautiful on any festive table.
This recipe looks fancy but is so simple to create. A quick sugar syrup is made first by simmering fresh cranberries, whole vanilla beans and a cinnamon stick together with water and sugar.
Cut, cored and quartered, the fresh quince, is then added to the flavored syrup, placed in the oven and baked until the fruit softens.