Stuffed Quinces in Tomato Sauce

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Stuffed Quinces in Tomato Sauce
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Health Score:
81 / 100
1 hr 30 min.

Nutritional values

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie382 cal.(18 %)
Protein24 g(24 %)
Fat14 g(12 %)
Carbohydrates38 g(25 %)
Sugar added2 g(8 %)
Roughage14.9 g(50 %)
Vitamin A0.2 mg(25 %)
Vitamin D0.3 μg(2 %)
Vitamin E5 mg(42 %)
Vitamin K21.8 μg(36 %)
Vitamin B₁0.4 mg(40 %)
Vitamin B₂0.5 mg(45 %)
Niacin10.7 mg(89 %)
Vitamin B₆0.4 mg(29 %)
Folate90 μg(30 %)
Pantothenic acid1.3 mg(22 %)
Biotin9.1 μg(20 %)
Vitamin B₁₂2.4 μg(80 %)
Vitamin C54 mg(57 %)
Potassium1,013 mg(25 %)
Calcium71 mg(7 %)
Magnesium63 mg(21 %)
Iron3.7 mg(25 %)
Iodine9 μg(5 %)
Zinc3.4 mg(43 %)
Saturated fatty acids2.6 g
Uric acid241 mg
Cholesterol89 mg
Complete sugar21 g


For the quinces
6 Quince (each about 200 grams)
2 Tbsps vegetable oil
50 grams onions
1 garlic clove
500 grams Ground lamb
1 pinch paprika
1 Tbsp chopped parsley
150 grams Zucchini
1 small egg
For the tomato sauce
600 grams Tomatoes (peeled)
3 Tbsps olive oil
60 grams onions
1 garlic clove
freshly ground peppers
½ tsp sugar
2 Tbsps Ketchup
For serving
1 Tbsp chopped parsley
1 Flatbread
How healthy are the main ingredients?
TomatoZucchinioniononionolive oilKetchup

Preparation steps


For the quinces, cut tops off quinces with a sharp, pointed knife and set aside. Remove quince cores with a small spoon, being careful not to pierce the peels. Scrape out hard flesh around quince core areas, leaving large cavities. For the stuffing, peel onions and garlic and dice finely. Rinse zucchini and dice finely. Heat oil in a skillet and sauté onions and garlic.


Mix ground lamb into stuffing mixture, add zucchini, paprika and parsley and season with salt and pepper. Sauté stuffing, stirring frequently, until liquid mostly cooks away. Allow stuffing to cool and mix in egg. Spoon stuffing into quinces and replace tops. Set stuffed quinces upright in an ovenproof baking dish and add water to cover bottom 1/3 of quinces. Bake stuffed quinces in oven preheated to 180°C (approximately 350°F) until quinces are soft but not falling apart and are lightly browned, 40-45 minutes.


For the sauce, peel onions and garlic, dice finely and sauté in olive oil. Finely dice tomato pulp, stir into to onion mixture and season with salt, pepper and sugar. Simmer sauce mixture, uncovered, until tomatoes are dissolved, about 15 minutes. Puree sauce and stir in ketchup. Remove stuffed quinces from oven and arrange on plates with the tomato sauce. For serving, garnish stuffed quinces to taste with parsley and serve with flatbread slices.