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Quince and Cranberry Compote

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Crisp Bosc pears make a fine alternative to quinces here, and they only need to cook for 20 minutes.

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  1. 2 cups apple juice
  2. 1/2 cup sugar
  3. 1 cinnamon stick
  4. 1 pound quinces—peeled, cored and cut into 3/4-inch pieces
  5. One 12-ounce bag of cranberries
  1. In a heavy medium saucepan, combine the apple juice with the sugar and cinnamon stick and bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Add the quinces and cook over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 30 minutes. Add the cranberries and bring to a simmer. Cook until the compote is thick, about 20 minutes. Discard the cinnamon stick before serving.
Make Ahead The quince compote can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.