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Baked Quinces – Kythonia Psita


  • 4 big quinces
  • 1 1/2 mug of sugar
  • 1 cup of water
  • 16 cloves (Optional)
Baked Quinces - Kythonia Psita

Baked Quinces – Kythonia Psita


  • Wash the quinces well rubbing them to take the fluff that is around them.
  • Cut in four pieces, peel the outer skin and remove the hearts with the pits.
  • Place in a baking pan or Pyrex dish one piece next to the other and sprinkle with the sugar.
  • Simmer the hearts with pits and peels in 1 cup of water for about 15 minutes.
  • Strain the quince broth and pour it over the quince pieces in the baking dish.
  • Bake in a preheated oven at 175 degrees Celsius for about 50 minutes with the dish covered with aluminum foil.
  • Half way through baking, remove the aluminum foil and stick a clove in each piece (Optional).
  • Bake the rest of the time uncovered until they are soft and have a sweet rose color.
  • Remove from the baking dish and place them in a platter.
  • Pour over them the syrup that is left in the baking dish.
  • If you want to have more syrup, all you have to do is use more sugar.
  • Adding more sugar will make the Kithonia Psita (Baked Quinces) a lot sweeter.
  • Kithonia Psita (Baked Quinces) can be served hot or cold.

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