Quince Tarte Tatin

a new take on a French classic
Quince Tarte Tatin
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Ingredients

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3 Quinces
1 cup Cabernet Merlot Wine
2 cups Water
1 Cinnamon stick
3 whole Star Anise
4 whole Cloves
1 tbsp Vanilla extract
3 Cardamon
1 Oranges zested and juice reserved
1 pinch Salt
½ cup+½ cup Caster sugar
3 1/2 tbsp Unsalted butter
375g pack of all-butter Frozen puff pastry

Nutritional information

596
Calories
27.1g
Fat
77.3g
Carbohydrate
5.7g
Protein
0mg
Cholesterol
210mg
Sodium
Ingredients

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Quince Tarte Tatin is my seasonal take on the classic French tarte tatin dessert. A tarte tatin is an upside-down fruit tart. It is usually made with apples, but I use quince fruit in this version. The quince is caramelized with sugar and butter. While cooking, the pastry pie crust is placed on top and the tart is baked in the oven. Once the tarte tatin comes out of the oven, it is inverted and served quince up on a plate.

Start by poaching quince chunks in wine and water with spices. If quince isn’t in season you could make this tart with pears or even plums or peaches in summer. I use store bought pastry for the lid (which becomes the base). I make a syrup from the cooking liquid which I pour over the tarte when serving. Yum!

To make Quince Tarte Tatin, you will need the following ingredients:

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So, how to make Quince Tarte Tatin?


This video may vary from the original cook.me recipe.

Steps

1
Done
5

Prepare the quince

Peel and core the quince. Cut each one into 4 equal sized pieces.

2
Done
20

Bring to a boil and simmer

Place the fruit chunks into a medium saucepan with the wine, water, spices, orange zest, salt and ½ cup of caster sugar. Stir well to combine. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat and then reduce to a slow simmer for 20-30 minutes until soft and tender.

3
Done
5

Drain the quince

Remove the quince from the poaching liquid and drain.

4
Done
15

Make syrup

Strain the poaching liquid to remove all the spices. Return the liquid to the saucepan. Add the vanilla extract and the juice of an orange. Bring to a boil again and simmer over a low heat for about 15 minutes until the syrup has thickened. Set aside to cool.

5
Done
5

Make the caramel

Add the sugar to a heavy-bottomed cast iron pan over medium-low heat. Swirl occasionally to ensure the sugar doesn’t burn. When the sugar turns golden brown, add the butter and cook until it starts to bubble.

6
Done
5

Add the quince to the caramel

Place the quince pieces in the pan and cook for a further 5 minutes.

7
Done
5

Heat the oven

Preheat the oven to 355 °F.

8
Done
5

Top with pastry

Remove the dough from the refrigerator and roll it out so that it is larger than the pan. Place the sheet of puff pastry on top of the quince. Tuck in the sides to completely encase the fruit.

9
Done
40

Bake

Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes until the pastry is golden and puffed up. Leave to cool in the pan for 15 minutes.

10
Done

Invert

Place a large plate on the pastry lid and carefully invert the pan until the tarte tatin comes loose. Rearrange any of the quince pieces that might have become dislodged when inverting the tarte.

11
Done

Serve

Serve with the syrup and a huge spoonful of crème fraiche if you wish.

This Quince Tarte Tatin is a delicious take on the classic French dessert. If you make it, please come back and leave a review to tell me what you think!

Jelena is an interior designer and young mom! As a busy working mom, her time is precious so she’s always looking for a quick and efficient way to get things done. Jelena is very creative, but has a strong practical side. She loves trying new things and travels a lot, especially around Europe. The kitchen is Jelena’s safe space, where she can let her creative side out and dedicate herself to her favorite hobby - cooking!

Recipe Reviews

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Total Reviews: 1
Athina

So delicious! Thank you! Approved!

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