Recipe

Quince tarte tartin

For a beautiful winter dessert, serve this ruby-red quince tart with scoops of vanilla ice-cream.

  • 3 hrs 5 mins cooking
  • Serves 6
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Ingredients

Quince tarte tartin
  • 4 medium quinces (1.2kg)
  • 1 cup (220g) caster sugar
  • 1 litre (4 cups) water
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated orange rind
  • 40 gram butter
Pastry
  • 1 cup (150g) plain flour
  • 1/4 cup (40g) icing sugar
  • 100 gram butter, chopped
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon cold water, approximately

Method

Quince tarte tartin
  • 1
    Peel and core quinces; quarter lengthways.
  • 2
    Place quince in large saucepan with sugar, the water, juice and rind; bring to the boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, about 2½ hours or until quince is rosy in colour. Using slotted spoon, remove quinces from syrup; bring syrup to the boil. Boil, uncovered, until syrup reduces to ¾ cup. Stir in butter.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, make pastry. Blend or process flour, sugar and butter until crumbly. Add egg yolk and enough of the water to make the ingredients just come together. Shape dough into ball, enclose in plastic wrap; refrigerate 30 minutes.
  • 4
    Preheat oven to 200°C (180°C fan-forced). Line base of deep 22cm- round cake pan with baking paper.
  • 5
    Place quince, rounded-sides down, in pan; pour syrup over quince.
  • 6
    Roll pastry between sheets of baking paper until large enough to line base of pan. Lift pastry into pan, tucking pastry down side of pan.
  • 7
    Bake tart about 30 minutes or until pastry is browned lightly. Cool in pan 5 minutes; turn tart onto serving plate.

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