Quince Dessert with Nuts
(Firinda Kuru Yemisli Ayva Tatlisi)
1 quince, peeled, core removed, sliced
1 tbsp butter
1/4 cup Turkish Sultana or Golden raisins, soaked in hot water for 15 minutes
1/2 cup dried Turkish apricots, cover with water, cook for 2 minutes, drain
1/4 cup walnuts, crumbled
1/4 cup almonds, silvered
2 tbsp butter, cut in cubes
1/3 cup grape molasses
Fry the quince with butter until the colour turns light pink. Place in an oven dish. Add the raisins, apricots, walnuts and almonds. Sprinkle the butter pieces over the top. Pour the molasses all over.
Preheat the oven to 325 F (165 C) and bake for about 50 minutes. Then serve this dessert with a dollop of Thick Turkish Cream over the top.
Makes 4 servings.
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