Quince with cream(με καϊμάκι – kaymaklı)

March 8th, 2010 Comments Off on Quince with cream(με καϊμάκι – kaymaklı)

I know I’m late for preparing a sweet with quince, as the quince season passed. When I found them at our store room’s refrigerator wrapped, I thought they were rotten. But then I remembered that this strong fragrant fruit can last for up to 2-3 months, if refrigerated. It is a relative of apple and pear, when cooked it becomes softer and sweeter by turning its colour red.They are a good source of Vitamin A, fiber and iron. Because of the astringent tart flavor, quinces are popular for use in jams, jellies and they are ideal for stewing or baking as a dessert like I did today.

  • 3 medium quinces
  • 7 T sugar
  • 3 quince seeds (to be removed after cooking)
  • 1/2 t lemon juice
  • clove powder
  • Wash, peel, core and roughly cut quinces. Place quince pieces to a pressure cooker. Cover with water, add clove powder and sugar. Cook about 15-20 minutes until soft. Replace them to a saucepan. Put lemon juice and cook until its syrup glazes (thickens) with medium low heat.

    For the top:

  • cream or custard cream
  • blanched almonds
  • redcurrant
  • Serve the quince warm or cold with cream. Decorate with almonds and redcurrant.

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