Apple And/Or Quince Tarte
This spiced apples and/or quince pie can be prepared with both fruit kinds together or with only one; Depending from what you have available. I like the combination and have 2 different flavors in one.
- Ready In:
- 1 1⁄2 cups flour
- 1⁄2 cup margarine
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1 large egg, beaten
- 2 tablespoons cold water
- 1 teaspoon vinegar
- 3⁄4 cup light brown sugar
- 1⁄2 cup flour
- 1⁄3 cup margarine
- 1⁄2 teaspoon grated lemon zest
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1⁄8 teaspoon ground allspice
- 1⁄8 teaspoon ground cardamom
- 1⁄2 kg peeled peeled cored sliced apple (or quince)
- 1⁄2 kg peeled peeled cored sliced quinces (or apples)
- 1 tablespoon icing sugar
- Cut together flour, shortening and salt until it resembles small peas.
- Combine the egg, water and vinegar and gradually add to flour mixture.
- Stir just until moistened.
- Roll out.
- Combine sugar, flour, butter, lemon zest, cinnamon, allspice and cloves in a food processor.
- Process until well blended.
- Spread the sugar mixture over an unbaked pie crust.
- Arrange apple and quince slices, in an overlapping pattern.
- Spread the confectioner sugar.
- Bake on 400 degrees for 40-50 minutes, until crust is lightly browned (heat and timing are basing it on convection oven).
- Serve hot, warm, or at room temperature.
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Have never seen or tasted quinces before so when for the very first time our local store received some just had to give them and this yummy sounding tart a try and am glad I did. I made as a free form tart using only quinces with the only snag being that the quince did not produce enough moisture to turn it to a glaze so my tart had some white spots from the icing sugar, easy enough to fix next time. The spicy brown sugar filling was a nice compliment to the quince. Thanks for the post.2Reply