Quince in red wine

October is such a beautiful month with autumn dishes and desserts! To enjoy the seasonal fruits, we used quinces that we love and made a delicious dessert with red wine and spices.

Our kitchen (and the entire house) smelled cinnamon, cloves and wine! 

Next time we will replace the quinces (because they are unfortunately a bit difficult to cut) with pears or apples!

Try this easy and light dessert and tell us how you liked it!

Check out here another recipe with October vegetables: Pumpkin velouté soup (oil and salt-free)

Find more recipes in our digital cookbook “Eat Like A Greek Vegan”!

Quince in red wine

Pelagia & Mary – Greek Appetite
A quick and healthy vegan dessert
Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 37 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine greek
Servings 4 people


  • 3-4 medium quinces
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 4-5 tbsp. unrefined brown sugar adapt to your taste
  • 300 ml sweet red wine
  • 2 tsp. grated clove spice
  • 2 cinnamon sticks


  • Peel the quinces, cut them into quarters and put them in a bowl with the lemon juice.
  • Put the quinces (and their seeds to thicken the syrup) together with the lemon juice and all the other ingredients in a saucepan. Boil on low heat with the lid closed for about 30 minutes.
  • In the last ten minutes, open the lid to help the syrup get thicker, stir and cook over low to medium heat, by taking care not to burn it.
  • Serve with cinnamon and any syrup of your choice (maple, fig, carob honey, agave, etc.)


  • Serve warm or cold.
  • You can also bake them in the oven.
  • You can replace quinces with pears or apples.
Keyword dessert, fruits, quince, red wine, spices, vegan, vegetarian