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Quince & Quinoa Pudding

Quince & Quinoa Pudding – peace. love. quinoa

Jan 13

While a buddy of mine was putting together his holiday meal plan he called to ask where he could find a QUINCE. We discussed several grocery stores that carry rare/exotic fruits but I had no idea where to direct him. He eventually found the fruit and made a badass holiday meal that included the quince. After hearing about his meal, I knew that I wanted to try the fruit as well. He suggested I make a dish that included quince and quinoa simply because it would be fun to say.

Mission accomplished. I happened to be at a grocery store I rarely visit anymore, and I stumbled upon quince. I never thought I’d find it without actually looking. Then I found this recipe which I adapted from Little Upside Down Cake and Cannelle et Vanille.

This dish could definitely be eaten for breakfast or dessert, it’s pretty sweet. 


Quince & Quinoa Pudding

Author: peace. love. quinoa

Serves: 4


  • 4 cups original or vanilla almond milk
  • 1 vanilla bean or 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup + ¼ cup raw turbinado sugar
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 2 quince, peeled & chopped
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon


  1. Combine the milk, salt, vanilla bean, and ¼ cup sugar in a medium saucepan and bring to a simmer.
  2. Add the quinoa, and stir.
  3. Reduce the heat to medium low, cover the pot slightly, and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring frequently.
  4. While the quinoa mixture is simmering, put the quince, cinnamon, and ¼ cup sugar in a different medium saucepan and add just enough water to cover the quince.
  5. Simmer on medium heat until the quince is tender.
  6. When the quinoa pudding & quince and both done cooking, ladle the quince on top of the quinoa pudding and serve warm.


Have you ever used quince in a recipe? If so, how?
I definitely look forward to trying more recipes using it.

Tagged with → breakfast • brunch • fruit • gluten-free • quince • quinoa • rare fruit • sweets • vegan 



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