Bake time: 15-20 minutes

Level: Easy

Serve: 8

        Quince Tart is a perfect alternative to Apple pie and a delicious combination of sweet, rich walnut quince puree in a pastry case. This tart is a delightfully,crumbly dessert and the recipes is easy. Enjoy it!


2  cup all purpose flour

200 gr. unsalted butter

1/4 tsp vanilla extract

1 egg yolk

1 egg white for brushing

1 pinch of salt

3 tbsp powdered sugar

2-3 tbsp cold water


2 large quinces, peeled, cored and grated

1 cup sugar

2 tbsp fresh lemon juice

1 cup walnut, chopped finely

Prepare The Filling: Combine the grated quinces, sugar and lemon juice in a saucepan. Cook it, over medium heat for 5-6 minutes.( Stirring every 1 or 2 minutes, Cook until all the liquid has evaporated and darker in color. )Add the walnut. Remove from the heat and let it cool to room temperature, set aside.


1- First option ; (If you don’t have a machine simply cut the butter in with a pastry blender or mix the dough ingredients quickly with your fingertips.) Combine the flour, powdered sugar, salt, butter in a bowl , using pastry blender chop the butter into the flour mixture. The dough will not come together at this point and then add the cold water, egg yolk, vanilla. Make the dough. Once the dough forms a ball, wrap it tightly with plastic wrap and put it in the refrigerates for 15- 30 minutes.

Or you can use Second option for making tart dough; I use second option because second option is easy. ( Place the flour, butter, sugar, in a Electric Food blender and mix the high speed for 2-3 minutes then add the egg yolk, cold water, vanilla, repeat mix process for 2-3 minutes until the dough comes together. Put the dough in the refrigerates for 15-20 minutes. )

2- Remove the tart dough from the refrigerator , place the dough over the dusted kitchen table . Roll the dough for1 cm. thick. Grease your tart pan with butter, press dough against bottom and sides of pan and place the filling in the tart dough.

3- Place the tart into preheated oven to 200 C degrees and bake for 15- 20 minutes. Allow the tart to cool and serve it with vanilla ice cream or what ever you want. If desired, dust with confectioners sugar before serving.

       Bon appetite!

Cook grated quince with sugar and add chopped walnut, let it cool.


1-Place the butter, powdered sugar, salt, flour in your electric food blender, mix them together and then add cold water, egg yolk, vanilla and mix for 2-3 minutes until the dough comes comes together. 


Cover the dough with a plastic wrap and place it in the refrigerator.


 Roll out the dough into sheets a little thicker .  


Place the tart dough in a tart pan and fill in it with the cooked quince then decorate it and bake.DSC00813



  1. I love quince and this pie looks delicious. I’ll try it soon. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  2. Nice image. Did you eat that one piece by yourself??

  3. Wow! That’s real neat work. The pie looks delicious😋

  4. I’ve heard of quinces, but have never seen a recipe for same. After reading this post, said fruit just jumped up several notches in my estimation! You do a great job with your photo sequences, and your “food finals” always look like works of art! (which isn’t too surprising, I suppose… : )

  5. I’ve just finished dinner. This looks like it was meant for my dessert. It looks so appetizing!

  6. Wow! This really looks and sounds very delicious! 😛

  7. Wish I had of seen this a few months ago when we had quinces in abundance, along with walnuts. Now the quinces are steeping in alcohol and the walnuts waiting to be eaten.
    Next year 🙂

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