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Apple Quince Pie

Quince pie adds a sweet harvest flavor to this luscious, old-fashioned apple pie from our Test Kitchen. It’s topped with a crumbly mix of oats, brown sugar, butter and cinnamon. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 40 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 3 cups thinly sliced peeled quinces (about 2 medium)
  • 1 can (5-1/2 ounces) unsweetened apple juice
  • 1 teaspoon whole cloves
  • Pastry for single-crust pie (9 inches)
  • 5 cups thinly sliced peeled tart apples (about 5 medium)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/3 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon cold butter


  • In a large saucepan, combine the quinces and apple juice. Place cloves on a double thickness of cheesecloth; bring up corners of cloth and tie with string to form a bag. Add to pan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 12-15 minutes or until quinces are crisp-tender.
  • Uncover; simmer 8-12 minutes longer or until liquid is reduced to 2 tablespoons. Discard spice bag. Cool for 5 minutes.
  • Line a 9-in. pie plate with pastry. Trim to 1/2 in. beyond edge of plate; flute edges. In a large bowl, combine the apples, sugar, flour, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg. Gently stir in quince mixture. Spoon into crust.
  • For topping, in a small bowl, combine the oats, flour, brown sugar and cinnamon; cut in butter until crumbly. Sprinkle over filling.
  • Bake at 375° for 50-60 minutes or until apples are tender and crust is golden brown. Cool on a wire rack.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 287 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 9mg cholesterol, 191mg sodium, 51g carbohydrate (30g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein.

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  • kowa
    Oct 2, 2010

    This pie ROCKS!!! I whipped out 2 and got raves from my big family! I used to toss out my quinces, not anymore! Came in handy for our unexpected Balloon Fiesta guests! They loved it!

  • dstandf
    Dec 24, 2009

    I'm not a great cook but this turned out great. I only needed 3 granny smith apples instead of the 5

  • tjcorey
    Nov 23, 2009

    Wonderful recipe - I have made it 3 times. I tripled the topping and skipped the piecrust making it a crisp.

  • sauregurke
    Jul 17, 2009

    I loves Quinces!I wished I could get some here in the US.