Quince Tart

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Appears in
The Official Downton Abbey Afternoon Tea Cookbook

By Downton Abbey

Published 2020

  • About

In 1275, Edward I planted four quince trees at the Tower of London, thus marking the first recorded appearance of the fragrant fruit being cultivated in England. Recipes for quince jam and jellies, pies, and tarts followed, including an elaborate lattice-top pie published in The Whole Duty of a Woman in 1701. At Downton, this simpler tart, in which the filling of quince slices is finished with a glaze of apricot jam, might have drawn on fruit from the