Greek Debt to Gastronomy today cooks a traditional Greek dessert, baked quinces! Quinces are also called golden apples due to their color. In ancient Greee quince was associated with the god of love, Aphrodite that is why quinces were considered natural Aphrodisiacs!
1 cup sugar
2 cinnamon sticks
2-3 whole cloves
1/2 cup brandy
1/2 cup water
Rinse quinces under water and rub hardly to remove any outer fuzz. Pat dry and use knife or peeler to remove the outer skin. With a knife cut each quince into quarters from stem end to bottom. Use the knife to carve out core and seeds. Pour the water and the brandy in a bowl. Dissolve the sugar in the bowl with the water. Place quince pieces, cloves and cinammon into a small deep baking dish and sprinkle them with the sugar mixture.
Bake in a preheated 360-degree F (170 degrees C) oven for about an hour, turning the quinces once. The quinces should be fork tender and golden brown. The water and sugar should have cooked down to a syrup. Serve plain or with whipped cream! How about ice cream?