Recipe Tip: Baked Whole Quinces with Kaymak or Mascarpone
Top Recipe for 6 Persons by Severin Corti. All ingredients and tips for getting it right. When it's damp and unkind outside, there's nothing nicer than slowly baking a few quinces in the oven, their fragrance flooding the house.
- 40 gbutter
- 6 tablespoonssugar (75g)
- 200 gkaymak or mascarpone
Step 1Wash the quinces and gently rub off the fluff that sometimes coats them.
Step 2Place the fruit whole on a tray covered with aluminium foil and bake in a 190°C oven until they feel soft to the touch. Depending on the size and degree of ripeness, this can be the case after just one hour, but it can also take up to two hours – keep checking!
Step 3Allow the fruit to cool slightly, cut in half vertically, remove the core and any dark spots using a sharp, pointed knife. Place the halves with the cut side up on the baking tray, dot each quince with butter and sprinkle each with a tablespoon of sugar.
Step 4Now put the quinces back in the oven for a good 45 minutes until they are completely soft and their colour has changed to red. If you like, you can also activate the grill function briefly so that the sugar caramelises slightly on the surface. By now, the wonderful aroma has lured all the guests into the kitchen, so serve quickly with cool kaymak or mascarpone.