Quince pie with a touch of Middle East in it

Recipe by Damaris Beems
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Course: Pastry, DesertCuisine: Mediterranean, Middle-East




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When you have been given kilos and kilos of quinces from your customer Xandra, you start experimenting. Quinces are ‘tough cookies’ in the sense that they are rock solid and you have to soften them to get them tasty and to use them. It works great in this recipe. And don’t forget, 100 percent plant-based, right?


  • 6 quinces

  • 1 bay leaf

  • 1 lemon

  • 1 orange

  • 2 cinnamon stick

  • 4 star anises

  • 250 gram sugar

  • 150 gram plant based butter

  • 3 table spoon nutmeg and cinnamon

  • 150 gram flour

  • 200 gram dark brown sugar

  • 1 tea spoon baking soda

  • 1 tea spoon baking powder

  • 2 eetlepels broken linseed

  • 3 table spoons orange blossom water


  • Preheat the oven to 200 degrees. Peel and core the quinces. Cut them into coarse pieces. Place them in a large ovenproof dish. Add the sugar, cinnamon sticks, thinly peeled lemon and orange zest and star anise. Then add about 300 ml of water and put it in the oven. Let it cook in the oven for about an hour and a half. Turn the pears occasionally. Check after an hour if they are already soft, or if the oven is not overheating. They should have softened and caramelized after an hour and a half.
  • Now make your dough from the flour, the butter, the baking soda, the baking powder, the caster sugar. Add 6 tablespoons of warm water to your linseed and let it stand until it has become well lobed. Then add this together with the biscuit spices. Mix to a smooth batter/dough.
  • Scoop the quinces out of your baking dish and through your batter. Grease a baking pan and pour the batter into it. Now turn the oven to 180 degrees and bake the cake for about 25 minutes.

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