The Coach House Quince and Almond Tart

Preparation info

  • Makes one 9- or 10 inch tart; serves about


    • Difficulty


Appears in

Classic Home Desserts

By Richard Sax

Published 1994

  • About

Quince is one of the most-often-included fruits in old English books, in which recipes are as likely to be for preserving the fruit itself as for tarts and pies.

If you’re lucky enough to have access to fresh quinces, do not miss this perfumed tart, which glistens with rose-colored fruit. This is a favorite recipe of Leon Lianides, owner of the Coach House in New York City, now closed.

Fresh quinces aren’t easy to find, but they do turn up at local farmers’ markets—especiall