Quince Crumble


Quince have a wonderful taste and are great in a crumble. You need to precook them. Otherwise, they won't get soft enough. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
1 hr 30 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs


  • 3 lemons, divided

  • 3 pounds ripe quinces

  • ½ cinnamon stick

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour

  • cup rolled oats

  • ½ cup brown sugar

  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, chilled and cubed

  • 2 pinches ground nutmeg

  • 1 pinch salt


  1. Wash lemons under cold water and dry well. Thinly peel 2 lemons and juice them. Fill a pot with cold water; add lemon juice and peels.

  2. Peel quinces and remove core. Cut into small pieces and immediately drop into the pot with lemon water, so they don't turn brown. Add cinnamon stick and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer, cover, and cook until quinces are easily pierced with a knife, 30 to 40 minutes. Drain and discard peels and cinnamon stick.

  3. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  4. Place cooked quinces, white sugar, and ground cinnamon into a large bowl. Zest and juice remaining lemon; add to quince mixture and mix until well combined. Spread mixture evenly into a baking dish.

  5. Make topping: Combine flour, oats, brown sugar, butter, nutmeg, and salt in a medium bowl. Rub between your fingers to create a streusel topping. Sprinkle streusel evenly over fruit.

  6. Bake in the preheated oven until crumble is lightly browned, about 1 hour.


I use organic lemons.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

527 Calories
13g Fat
107g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 527
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 7g 37%
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 42mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 107g 39%
Dietary Fiber 11g 38%
Total Sugars 43g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 130mg 648%
Calcium 96mg 7%
Iron 4mg 21%
Potassium 859mg 18%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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