recipe: quark pie

Last Saturday we had this delicious pie at my friend’s mom’s house and she kindly gave me the recipe. It was so yummy that I had to share it.

A note on quark: Quark is a german specialty dairy product (it also translates as curd cheese). It is like cream cheese, just fluffier and tastes a bit sour. If you can’t buy it where you live you could use any other cream cheese, though the pie’s texture might be a little stiffer then and I would recommend using less sugar. It is also pretty easy to make at home I’ve read.

Lu’s Quark Cherry Pie
1kg Quark
400g sugar
200g butter
6 eggs
1 Packet (ca. 50g) Instant Pudding Mix (or Custard Powder)
1 tsp baking powder
3 tblsp cream of wheat
juice of one lemon
canned cherries

Stir together the eggs, sugar and butter and add the custard powder and baking powder. Then stir in the cream of wheat, lemon juice and quark.
Pour off the juice from the cherries and place cherries in a casserole dish. Spoon the quark mix on top and bake at 170°C for about 70 min. (until golden brown on top).

The pie will be very soft and has to be spooned out of the dish. Enjoy!


4 thoughts on “recipe: quark pie

  1. yumyumyummers

    quark is so yummy… reminds me of the fantastic food markets in europe. i think i might have to try this recipe sometime soon. it screams comfort food, perfect for snowy winter days. thanks for sharing. 🙂


  2. pie recipe

    I find your recipe quite interesting because believe it or not, I haven’t tried quark yet (at least not in cooking). I’m not exactly a big fan of it, but now that it can be used in pies, that’s quite intriguing for me. I would definitely try this. My kids love pie, and I surely love cooking and baking for them. I think I’m going to surprise them with this one this coming weekend. Last week we had egg pie, 🙂



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