Quince with Thick Turkish Cream
(Kaymakli Ayva Tatlisi)
3/4 cup sugar
2 1/2 cups water
3 or 4 cloves
1 tsp lemon juice
4 tbsp Thick Turkish Cream (Kaymak)
Handful pistachios, chopped
Handful almonds, blanched, sliced
Peel and cut in half the quince. Discard the seeds, but don't throw them away! Place them with the cut sides facing up in a shallow pan. Sprinkle the sugar on top. Add the water, cloves and the seeds in it. Cook over low heat with the lid covered until they are soft and the colour turns to a nice autumn colour.
Place the cooked quince on the service plate. Add lemon juice into the syrup left in the pan, and cook for a few more minutes. Let it cool and pour the syrup on the quince. Leave in the fridge for at least 4 hours.
Place one tablespoon of Thick Turkish Cream (Kaymak) on top of each quince. Sprinkle some pistachios with almond slices and serve.
I suggest that you serve this dessert with a spoon. While eating, make sure to get some quince, Kaymak and syrup with each spoon :)
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