107 To make a quince tart

A rich fruit pie and quite filling.

Armstrong’s translation:

Take quinces and cook them well and strain it and put sugar, cinnamon and strong wine thereon. Apple and pear tarts are made in the same way.

Reconstruction:

Stewed Quinces

Place several pounds of fresh quinces, peeled, cored and chopped, into  large saucepan. Fill with water to cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and continue to simmer for several hours, stirring occasionally. The quinces will soften and turn into a butter. Continue to cook down until quinces have changed into a rosy red color.  Puree the stewed quinces in the blender or using a food mill.

Reserve 4 cups for the tart and freeze the rest for later.

 

The Tart

1 9″ single crust pie (recipe 61)

4 c stewed quinces

1 c Ruby Port wine

1/2 c sugar

1/2 t cinnamon

Place pie crust in tart pan and make it with a high fluted edge.

Mix quinces, port, sugar and cinnamon together and pour into pie crust.

Bake at 350 F for 30 minutes.

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