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Meat stuffed quinces

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Meat stuffed quinces


  • Wash the quinces, and cut the top part.
  • Empty the whole flesh of the quinces with a spoon, leave its inside part about 0,5 cm thick, and place the flesh into a bowl that you set aside.
  • In a pot with water and the juice of one lemon, add the quinces along with their tops and boil them for 20-30 minutes on high heat, until the quinces are tender. If the quinces’ top turn tender, remove them earlier.
  • At the same time, place a frying pan over medium heat and add 2-3 tablespoons olive oil.
  • As soon as it gets hot, add the quinces’ flesh, onion, garlic, leek, and carrot, all finely chopped.
  • Sauté them for 5-6 minutes, until golden. Then, add the ground beef, cook for 5-6 more minutes, and deglaze the pan with the wine.
  • Mix with a spatula for 1-2 minutes, until the wine evaporates, and add the pistachios finely chopped, raisins, chili flakes, thyme, lemon zest, nutmeg, cinnamon, salt, and pepper.
  • Keep cooking for 2-3 minutes, and then remove from the heat.
  • Add the grated gruyere while the mixture is hot, and mix.
  • Preheat the oven to 180ο C (356ο F) set to fan.
  • Fill the quinces with the mixture, cover with their tops, and add them into a baking pan.
  • Add the olive oil, wine, salt and pepper into the baking pan.
  • Seal the baking pan with aluminum foil and put it in the oven.
  • Bake for 30 minutes, then remove the aluminum foil and keep baking for 30 more minutes.
  • Serve onto a plate with a rosemary sprig and by pouring over a little of the juice that is left into the baking pan.
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
13 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
24 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
30 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
4 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
11 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
24 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
23 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
8 %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

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