Autumn Sunshine Chai Spiced Quince


I LOVE Autumn especially the glorious Autumn Victoria has turned on for us this year. Some of my all-time favourite foods are available this time of year, and it was with great excitement that I saw gorgeous huge quinces at my Organic grocer this week.

If you have never cooked quince you are really missing out, an “old fashioned “fruit, quince lends itself to long sloowwww cooking. But all good things come to those who wait and these chai Spiced quince are worth waiting for. A longer cook brings out its deep russet hues which you may have seen before in quince jelly.
Quince is a rich source of vitamin C, zinc, potassium, copper, iron, and dietary fibre, it looks like a cross between apple and pear and is a member of the Rosaceae family, to which I attribute its glorious rose scent while it cooks
I put a batch in my slow cooker before going into my clinic and when I came home at the end of the day my entire house smelt like roses, spices and autumn sunshine! How wonderful!


  • 1 cup water
  • 2 chai teabags
  • 4 cloves
  • 2 broken cinnamon sticks
  • ½ cup rice malt syrup
  • 3 large peeled and cored quince
  • Cooking paper


  1. Place everything into a slow cooker, try and keep as much of the quince as possible under the poaching liquid
  2. Tuck the quince under the cooking paper before you put your slow cooker lid in place, this will stop your quince oxidising and going brown before it’s cooked.
  3. Put your cooker on low and slow cook for 6 plus hours.

I’ve served mine with Coconut yoghurt and my paleo Granola