According to lore, this recipe finds its origins in the cookbook of one Philippina Welser, authored in 1545 in Augsburg, Germany. The 20-year-old woman, a commoner, placed her cookbook in her dowry when she married Archduke Ferdinand Hapsburg of Austria, Governor of Bohemia in 1557 in a secret ceremony.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
55 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat the clarified butter in a skillet over low heat, and place the quince wedges into the pan. Cover, then gently cook the quince wedges until softened, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.

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  • Mix the flour, white sugar, and salt in a bowl. In a separate bowl, mix the beer with the vanilla extract and lemon zest; gradually mix the flour mixture into the beer mixture until it becomes a smooth batter.

  • Melt the coconut oil in a skillet over medium heat. When the oil is hot, dip the quince wedges into the batter and place them in the hot oil; fry in batches until golden brown. Remove fried quinces to a warm platter while you finish frying. Sprinkle the fried quinces with demerara sugar to serve.

Nutrition Facts

215 calories; protein 1.6g 3% DV; carbohydrates 32.3g 10% DV; fat 9.3g 14% DV; cholesterol 5.5mg 2% DV; sodium 33.4mg 1% DV. Full Nutrition
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2 Ratings
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Rating: 3 stars
12/23/2013
I tried this but did not have beer so I used Rum:-) It came out pretty good. I actually squeezed the lemon in the mixture instead of zesting. It came out pretty sweet and yummy. Tasted like cooked pears I guess and seems like it would really go well with vanilla ice cream. Read More
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