What do you have to say about quinces? Let’s make an easy poached quince tart with spices. It is easy to make, low in calories and most of all super delicious.
When you take a quince into your hand you realize at once how unique and special fruit is. Its shape resembles pear, but in an unintentional version, almost irregular. While its flesh is covered by soft velvety peel, as if it wants to protect from the cold.
If you bring it close to you and smell it you will immediately understand that this fruit is worth your time. It has such a vibrant and fresh smell that you fall in love with it at once. Its smell should not go to waste.
Then you try to cut it. The quince will give you the feeling of a marble, that there is no way to cut it. As if it wants to stay there forever to adorn the colorless winter landscape.
Easy poached quince tart
If you are in the company of Teti’s flakes for a long time he will have understood my great love for galette. The galette is the easiest and fastest tart base you have ever made.
Easy to prepare, as the dough does not require special skills for its preparation or opening. While it has no requirements for special utensils, one oil paste is enough to unfold in front of you gorgeous aromas and flavors. Want something more than a tart dough?
WHAT TO WATCH ABOUT THE DOUGH
Galette can be easy to make, but like any recipe, galette also has its own secrets. So if you decide to make it then keep in mind the following:
- Temperature: The butter and the water must be cold. The water can be kept cold by adding some ice cubes. But what about the butter? Simple: Once sliced into small cubes, put it back in the fridge.
- Moisture: Moisture is very important for the mixture. We must be very careful about the amount of water. Most recipes calls a range of cold water tablespoons. So add one tablespoon at the time and be careful not to add more than needed.
How to make a vegan dough?
If you want to make a vegan dough this can be done very easily. Just replace the butter with an equivalent vegan product.
As for the yogurt, you can skip it or substitute it. You can substitute it with a vegan yogurt, or a vegan heavy cream. However, in case you choose to skip it, you will need to increase the butter a little.
WHAT TO WATCH ABOUT THE RECIPE
In this recipe attention should be given to the poaching time of the quinces. We want the quinces to boil so as we can cut them into slices.
If we overcook them, they will get too mushy, we won’t be able to cut into thin slices for our tart. I boiled mine for about half an hour. But depending on the quince, you may need more or less. Therefore, a test with a fork will show you when to remove them from the pot.
Easy poached quince tart with spices.
- 2-3 quinces
- 2 tbsp hazelnuts, finely chopped
- 2 tbsp raisins (optional)
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- ⅓ tsp ground nutmeg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 tbsp brown sugar
- While the dough is resting, prepare the filling. Wash the quinces very well. Cut them into four pieces and remove the pits and the hard part.
- In a large saucepan of water, boil the quinces for 15-20 minutes, or until they are soft enough so that we can cut them into slices. Drain and set aside to cool slightly.
- In a large bowl, add the quinces after cutting them into thin slices together with the rest of the filling ingredients. Stir well.
- Dust a greaseproof paper with some flour and place the dough on. If it is hard to roll then leave it for 5 to 10 minutes to soften.
- By using a rolling pin roll the dough to a diameter of about 30 cm.
- Arrange the filling in the center leaving a 2 cm border.
- Fold the edge over the filling, overlapping as you go. Brush egg yolk over crust and sprinkle with brown sugar.
- Bake at a preheated oven, at 200°C, for 40-45 minutes or until the crust is golden.
- Serve with honey or vanilla ice cream.
So this was my recipe for an easy poached quince tart. An easy and super delicious tart. In fact, I can’t hide it from you, but that the second day was tastier than the first. Strange huh?
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