This dessert marvel not only tantalizes your taste buds but also showcases a mesmerizing fusion of textures and aromas. Picture velvety quark dough embracing sweet apple halves, creating a pie that’s as beautiful as it is delectable.
Crafted with love and attention to detail, our recipe invites you to delve into the magic of baking. The buttery richness of the dough, the creaminess of quark, and the natural sweetness of apples unite in a delightful dance that promises to transport you to dessert heaven.
But here’s the best part – the versatility! Customize the filling with your favorite ingredients, from succulent dates to juicy dried apricots or the nutty crunch of walnuts. Each bite is a surprise, a burst of flavor that keeps you coming back for more.
Whether you’re a seasoned baker or a kitchen novice, this Apple-Filled Quark Dough Pie is your ticket to creating a show-stopping dessert that will steal the spotlight at any gathering. So, preheat those ovens, roll up your sleeves, and get ready to bask in the applause of your delighted taste testers. Dessert perfection awaits!
- Flour (amount depends on the quark’s moisture) — 2.5 cups
- Unsalted butter — 250 grams (about 1 cup)
- Quark (curd cheese) — 200 grams (about 1 cup)
- Sugar — 2/3 cup
- Vanilla sugar — 1 packet
- Dough conditioner — 1 teaspoon
- Apples (quantity depends on size and mold) — 6 pieces
- Cinnamon — to taste
- Mandarin slices — 12 pieces
Beat softened butter with sugar, add quark, and mix. Add sifted flour with dough conditioner and vanilla sugar, knead the dough. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and chill for 30 minutes. The amount of flour may vary slightly depending on the quark’s moisture.
Wash and peel the apples, remove the cores, and cut them into halves. Place the filling in the center of each apple. Besides mandarins, the filling can consist of pitless dates, dried apricots, prunes, or half a walnut.
Divide the dough into two parts. Roll out one part and place it on a baking sheet to form small edges. Arrange apple halves, filling-side down, sprinkle with cinnamon, and add sugar if the apples are very tart.
Roll out the second part of the dough and place it over the apples, pinching the edges. Brush the top with egg yolk. Bake for 40–60 minutes at 180°C (about 356°F).
Sprinkle the finished pie with powdered sugar.
Enjoy it warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for an extra delightful experience!