Cooked quince is similar in taste to a cross between apple and pear. When quince isn't available, substitute a favorite variety of apple.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Recipe Summary

20 mins
30 mins
20 mins
20 mins
1 hr 30 mins


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  • Preheat oven to 375 degree F. In a 10-inch ovenproof skillet melt the 1/2 cup butter over medium heat. Stir in the quince or apples and 2/3 cup sugar. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until bubbly. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cook, uncovered, for 20 minutes more or until quince or apples are very tender, stirring occasionally (if using quince, mixture will thicken and turn deep golden brown). Remove from heat.

  • Meanwhile, in a medium mixing a bowl stir together all-purpose flour and 3 tablespoons sugar. Cut in 1/2 cup butter until pieces are pea-size. Using a fork, stir in egg and 1 to 2 tablespoons cold water until all dough is moistened. Form into ball.

  • On a lightly floured surface, use your hands to slightly flatten dough. Roll dough from center to edge into a 10-inch circle. Cut slits in the pastry. Unroll pastry over quince mixture in skillet, being careful not to stretch pastry. If necessary, carefully fold under edges of pastry.

  • Bake about 30 minutes or until the pastry is golden brown and filling is bubbly. Cool in skillet on a wire rack for 5 minutes. Invert onto a large serving plate. Carefully lift off the skillet. Allow to stand about 20 minutes more. Makes 12 servings.

Nutrition Facts

289 calories; fat 17g; cholesterol 61mg; saturated fat 10g; carbohydrates 33g; insoluble fiber 1g; protein 3g; vitamin a 133.9RE; vitamin c 7.7mg; sodium 173mg; calcium 20.2mg; iron 1.3mg.