Quince Skillet Tart with Savory Prosciutto Pastry

Fall baking doesn't have be all about apple desserts and sweet treats. This savory tart is loaded with quince, prosciutto, and sharp cheddar cheese, so you can enjoy a savory fall treat for a change.

Quince Skillet Tart with Savory Prosciutto Pastry
Photo: Kritsada Panichgul
Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Bake Time:
30 mins
Cool Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
50 mins


  • ½ cup butter

  • 6 cup thickly sliced, peeled quince or cooking apples (5 to 6 quince or apples)

  • cup sugar

  • 2 teaspoon finely snipped fresh sage or 1 teaspoon dried sage leaves, crushed

  • 1 recipe Savory Prosciutto Pastry

  • ¼ cup shredded Manchego or sharp cheddar cheese (1 ounce) (optional)

  • Snipped fresh sage (optional)

Savory Prosciutto Pastry

  • 1 ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • 2 tablespoon sugar

  • Pinch ground black pepper

  • ½ cup butter

  • cup finely chopped prosciutto

  • 1 egg

  • 2 tablespoon cold water


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. In a 10-inch oven-going skillet with flared sides melt butter over medium heat. Stir in quince or apple 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 quince or apples are very tender (if using quince, mixture will thicken and turn a deep golden brown), stirring occasionally. Remove from heat.

  2. 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 quince or apple mixture in the skillet, being careful not to stretch the pastry.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven 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.

Savory Prosciutto Pastry

  1. In a medium bowl stir together flour, sugar, and a pinch ground black pepper. Using a pastry blender, cut in butter until pieces are pea size. Stir in finely chopped prosciutto. In a small bowl use a fork to lightly beat egg; stir egg and 1 tablespoon cold water into prosciutto mixture. Stir until all of the prosciutto mixture is moistened, adding another 1 tablespoon cold water if necessary. Gather mixture into a ball, kneading gently until it holds together.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

275 Calories
16g Fat
31g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 275
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 59mg 20%
Sodium 159mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 5.9mg 30%
Calcium 10.1mg 1%
Iron 1.1mg 6%
Potassium 112mg 2%
Folate, total 32.3mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.