21 Apr 2009

Confectioner’s cream quince tart

Quince Sunday morning, I was in the grocery. Among apples, oranges and pears came into sight those yellow and bright beauties. Quince!!. Is funny but I am not a huge fan of quince paste, but I love the fresh fruit. So, I had no doubt and pick up some of them. Confectionary's cream Later in home I bake this medium size tart using quince instead pears.The combination between the cream and orange liquor was amazing. I used as filling Confectioner’s cream, the basis of Italian pastry-making. Is a tick and heavy custard and works very well as cold filling for fresh fruits tarts and cakes. The medium size was used to break up our sweet tooth and hopping we will not gain extra pounds in winter. Quince orange custard tart Ingredients
  • 1 frozen puff pastry sheet cut in round
  • 2 finely sliced and poached fresh quinces
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • ½ cup caster sugar
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1Tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 Tbsp rice starch
  • 2 Tbsp grand Marnier
Method Bake the puff pastry until golden brown. Set aside Pour the yolks in a bowl with half the sugar and mix well. Add the sieved starch and mix well. Combine grand Marnier into the cold milk with the remaining sugar Pour the mixture into the milk, and simmer over moderate heat, stirring constantly until tick. Pipe the cream and leave into the refrigerator Or Cover the confectioner’s cream with some cling-film. Put into a blast chiller and cool rapidly. The cream may be conserve per some days. Pipe cream over the baked puff pastry, topped with the quince and decorated with red currants and raspberries. AddThis Social Bookmark Button


Ginny said...

Mi gusta membrillo (and I haven't a clue if this is correct- I'm taking a spanish class in June and then I'm going to start commenting in spanish)... I really like quince. I've had alefajores with quince paste that I really like but I don't think I've ever had fresh quince. I wonder if we can get it around here.

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

That looks beautiful Sylvia! I have never had quince, but this tart looks delicious!

Bellini Valli said...

Any dessert using puff pastry and liscious friouts has to be delcious Sylvia:D

Manggy said...

That is a beautiful arrangement, Sylvia, well done! :)

lisaiscooking said...

Your tart looks delicious! And, the cream filling sounds excellent.

Laurie said...

I can't wait to try this confectioners cream recipe! Sounds and looks fabulous Sylvia!

Koko said...

Just found your blog- beautiful!!