Quince, which tastes like a cross between an apple and a pear, must be peeled and cooked to bring out its best flavor. Apples make a wonderful substitute in this tart, but it won’t have the same golden caramel color you’ll get if you use quince. This unusual tart is not overly sweet you could actually serve it as an appetizer or first course as well as dessert.
- Yield: 12 Servings
- Preparation Time: 30 Minutes
- Cooking Time: 20 Minutes
- ½ cup butter
- 6 cups thickly sliced, peeled quince or cooking apples (5 to 6 quince or apples)
- ⅔ cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons finely snipped fresh sage or 1 teaspoon dried sage leaves, crushed
- 1 recipe Savory Prosciutto Pastry
- ¼cup shredded Manchego or sharp cheddar cheese (1 ounce) (optional)
- Snipped fresh sage (optional)
- Preheat oven to 375°F. For filling, in a large oven-going skillet with flared sides melt butter over medium heat. Stir in quince slices, sugar, and sage. Cook over medium heat until bubbly, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cook, uncovered, about 20 minutes more or until fruit is very tender (if using quince, mixture will thicken and turn a deep golden brown), stirring occasionally. Remove from heat.
- On a lightly floured surface use your hands to slightly flatten Savory Prosciutto Pastry dough. Roll dough from center to edge into a 10-inch circle. Cut slits in the center of the pastry. Carefully wrap pastry circle around rolling pin. Unroll pastry over the filling in the skillet, being careful not to stretch the pastry.
- Bake about 30 minutes or until pastry is golden and filling is bubbly. Cool in skillet on a wire rack for 5 minutes. Invert onto a large serving plate. Lift off skillet. Replace any fruit slices left in skillet. If desired, sprinkle with cheese and sage. Cool for 20 minutes more. Serve warm.
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* Above mentioned %DVs (Percent Daily Values) are based on 2,000 calorie food intake.
DVs (Daily values) may be vary depending upon individuals daily calorie needs. Above nutritional values are estimates and should only be used as a guide for approximation. They are not allfoodchef.com recommendations. Calculations are based on average weight of 194 lbs. and ages of 19 to 50 years.