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Steamed quince pudding with spiced syrup



6 portion(s)

Steamed quince

  • 100 g white sugar
  • 1000 g water
  • 1 lemon, zest only, no white pith
  • 40 g lemon juice (approx. 1 lemon)
  • 1 vanilla bean, split into halves lengthways
  • 4 cardamon pods
  • 1 cinnamon quill
  • 2 slices fresh ginger (2-3 mm each), peeled
  • 1 star anise
  • 350 g quince (approx. 2-3 quinces), peeled, cored and cut into quarters


  • butter, for greasing
  • 1/2 tsp ground cardamon, plus extra for sprinkling
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon, plus extra for sprinkling
  • 60 g blanched almonds
  • 2 pieces orange zest (1 x 7 cm), no white pith
  • 50 g white sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 80 g self-raising flour
  • double cream or créme fraîche, to serve
  • 6
    1h 35min
    Preparation 15min
  • 7
  • 8
    • Appliance TM 5 image
      Recipe is created for
      TM 5
      Please note that the TM5 mixing bowl has a larger capacity than the TM31 (capacity of 2.2 liters instead of 2.0 liters for TM 31). Recipes for the Thermomix TM5 may not be cooked with a Thermomix TM31 for safety reasons without adjusting the quantities. Risk of scalding by spraying of hot liquids: Do not exceed the maximum filling quantity and observe the filling level markings of the mixing bowl!

Recipe's preparation

    Steamed quince
  1. 1. Place all ingredients, except quince, into mixing bowl. Insert simmering basket and weigh quince into it, then cook 20-25 min/Varoma//speed , or until quince is soft. Remove simmering basket with aid of spatula. Transfer quince into a bowl and set aside. Transfer syrup into a seperate bowl and set aside. Clean and dry mixing bowl.

  2. Pudding
  3. 2. Grease a round ceramic dish (18cm) thoroughly with butter and sprinkle with a little of the extra ground cardamon and cinnamon. Slice 1-3 steamed quince quarters into wedges (5mm each) and arrange in a circular pattern on the bottom of prepared dish. Place into Varoma dish and set aside.

  4. 3. Place almonds, orange zest and sugar into mixing bowl and mill 10 sec/speed 9. Scrape down sides of mixing bowl with spatula.

  5. 4. Add all remaining pudding ingredients, except double cream or créme fraîche, including reserved steamed quince wedges, and mix 5 sec/speed 4. Gently pour batter into dish over quinces. Grease a square of baking papper (large enough to fully cover top of pudding) with butter and cover dish (butter side down). Place a piece of aluminium foil over baking paper and ensure it is secure over pudding. Rinse mixing bowl.

  6. 5. Place reserved syrup into mixing bowl, place Varoma into position, secure Varoma lid and steam 30-40 min/Varoma//speed 1, or until a wooden skewer inserted into the centre of the pudding comes out clean. Set Varoma aside. Discard aluminium foil and baking paper.

  7. 6. Continue to cook syrup for a further 5-10 min/Varoma//speed 1, without measuring cup, unitl syrup has thickened to your liking. Using a fine-mesh sieve, strain syrup into a jug.

  8. 7. To serve, turn out pudding onto a serving plate and drizzle with some of the syrup. Serve with extra syrup and double cream or créme fraîche on the side.


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Covering the pudding with aluminium foil prevents condensed moisture from the Varoma lid dripping onto the pudding.

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  • Very Tasty❣️...

    Submitted by toni5623 on 26. May 2019 - 16:22.

    Very Tasty❣️

    I have never cooked quinces before, so seeing they are in season at the moment, wanted to try using them in a new recipe.

    I also love the fact that it’s a Varoma recipe as when we go caravanning, I don’t have an oven, so am always on the lookout for good Varoma cake and dessert recipes.

    This pudding was fluffy and flavoursome. Thanks for a great recipe.

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