1. Place water and sugar in a large saucepan and cook over a low heat, stirring constantly, until sugar dissolves.
2. Add lemon rind and quinces to syrup, bring to the boil and simmer for 40 minutes or until quinces are tender and change colour.
3. To serve, place quinces on serving plates, spoon over a little of the cooking liquid, accompany with cream and drizzle with honey.