Baked Quince with Ripened Cheese

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Baked Quince with Ripened Cheese
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Description

There's a reason why there are restaurants and events dedicated to dipping different foods in melted cheese. Because it goes well with pretty much any other taste. But there is something especially tasty about the pairing of hard, ripened cheese with certain fruits. Quince, a pear-like fruit, tastes especially delicous when sauteed in cinnamon and orange juice and paired with Gruyere cheese. After sauteeing the quinces, you'll layer slices of the cheese between slices of the fruit and this will provide an easy way to balance the flavors of each, while slightly warming the cheese.

Ingredients

2 quinces
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 orange juice
3 tablespoons water
1 cheese (Tete ripened, or other ripened cheese)

Directions

1Preheat oven to 190 degrees Celsius.
2Wash the quinces, cut into four pieces, and remove the seeds.
3Place in a shallow baking pan.
4Sprinkle with brown sugar, and drizzle with orange juice and water.
5Bake for about 1 hour. Baste with juice during baking. Turn over after 1/2 hour, but turn back over for the last 5 to 10 minutes.
6Remove the cheese crust, and cut the cheese in long strips.
7With the quinces still warm, layer between cheese slices, and skewer with toothpicks.
8Serve immediately.
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NutritionView more

290Calories
Sodium15%DV350mg
Fat29%DV19g
Protein29%DV15g
Carbs5%DV16g
Fiber4%DV<1g

PER SERVING *

Calories290Calories from Fat170
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Fat19g29%
Saturated Fat12g60%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol60mg20%
Sodium350mg15%
Potassium270mg8%
Protein15g29%
Calories from Fat170
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Carbohydrate16g5%
Dietary Fiber<1g4%
Sugars8g16%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Calcium
Iron

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