Optima Spätlese, mild, 2012
The rich bouquet of this wine helps to capture the full sweetness of this classic French dessert. The ripe fruit aromas gently set off the citrus tones. Enjoy the wine between 11 - 13°C/54°F.
Preheat the oven to 175°C/345°F. Defrost puff pastry and cut 8 rings with the pastry cutter. Place onto a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Bake in the oven for approx. 8 – 7 min. until golden.
Scrape the seeds from a vanilla been. Fillet the oranges and collect the juice.
Caramelize some of the sugar and deglaze with white wine. Add cinnamon stick, cloves, cardamom, scraped vanilla bean and seeds and simmer for approx. 5 – 7 min. Add orange juice and Grand Marnier and continue simmering.
Mix cornstarch with 2 tbsp water and add to the sauce in the pan, stirring well. Finally fold the orange fruit pieces into the mixture.
Beat heavy cream until stiff peaks form. Mix together quark, rest of sugar, the collected juice from the oranges, and the cream well. To serve, alternate layers of puff pastry, quark cream, and orange pieces.