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Quince and guava crumble recipe

Struggling to think of ways to use the quince or guava in your HeroGo box? You have to try this crumble recipe adapted from Crush.

It might take a little while to make, but don’t let that put you off! It’s super simple, and the gorgeous flavours make it worth the time.

Served with ice cream, it’s the perfect winter dessert and a must-try recipe if you’re new to these ingredients.


Prep time: 30 minutes

Cook time: 60 minutes

Serves: 8 people



200g caster sugar

1 orange, juice & zest

1 star anise

1 cinnamon stick

2 cardamom pods

8 guava, peeled

5 quince, peeled & chopped


30g plain flour

6 tbsp butter, at room temperature

5 tbsp demerera sugar

1 tbsp oats

1 tbsp hazelnuts, toasted & chopped


  1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC.

  2. To make the filling, put the caster sugar, orange juice & zest, spices and 250ml of water into a pan. Bring to the boil.

  3. Add the guava and immediately turn off the heat. Let the guava cool in the syrup.

  4. In the meantime, put the quince on a tray lined with baking paper. Roast for 15 to 20 minutes until cooked but still a little firm.

  5. Take the tray out of the oven and let the quince cool.

  6. Once the guava is cool, remove from the syrup, deseed and cut into quarters.

  7. When the quince is cool, peel and chop into 2cm cubes.

  8. In a bowl, combine the guava and quince with 40ml of your syrup. Mix well.

  9. Put in a baking dish and set aside.

  10. To make the crumble, put the flour, butter, sugar, oats and hazelnuts in a bowl and rub everything together with your hands until it looks like breadcrumbs.

  11. Sprinkle on top of your fruit filling and bake at 180ºC for 20 to 30 minutes, until the top becomes golden.

  12. Serve hot with a scoop of ice cream.


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