Quince Poached in Cardamom Syrup
Need From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes about 25 hours. Head to the store and pick up sugar, quinces, orange, and a few other things to make it today.
Peel quinces, then quarter and core. Cover with water in a bowl (to prevent discoloration).
Bring water, sugar, citrus slices, and cardamom pods to a simmer in a small pot, stirring until sugar has dissolved.
Cut quince quarters into 1/4-inch-thick wedges and add to syrup. Return to a simmer and cover quince with a round of parchment paper. Simmer until quince is just tender, about 45 minutes. Discard citrus slices. Cool quince in syrup to room temperature, about 1 hour (color will deepen). Discard cardamom pods.
Quince in syrup is best the day it is made but can be kept, chilled, 2 weeks.