I have discovered a new favourite fruit. It is a pain to work with, but in the end it is worth all the effort. My new favourite fruit is quince. I’ve always loved the smell and taste of quince jelly, but I have never cooked or baked with the fresh fruit.
Since they are in season, I bought a couple of fresh quinces. I let them sit in a bowl for a couple of days to think about what to do with them. While their amazing smell permeated the whole room I thought of homemade jelly and quice sheet cake. And then I thought cobbler.
Start by making the recipe for the filling (which I modified a bit):
3 quinces, peeled and chopped (roughly 400 g)
1 medium apple, chopped
3/4 cup + 1 T apple cider
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 t cinnamon
Juice of half a lemon
Pour the apple cider into a sauce pan and stir in the sugar. Add the other ingredients and cook over medium heat for 20 minutes, until the quinces are soft.
Prepare the cobbler, following Tami’s recipe.
Pour the filling into a baking dish and drop the batter on top of the filling. Bake for 30 minutes. Serve warm.
If you’ve never had quinces, you should really try this. Their smell and taste is outstanding. It’s sour with a hint of rose and apple. In this recipe the sourness is complemented by the sweet topping as well as the complex rose and apple flavour is completed by the simple and comforting cobbler flavour.