Mandarinen – Quark – Schnitten


For the Base:

  • 200g all-purpose flour
  • 100g unsalted butter, cold and cut into cubes
  • 50g granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • A pinch of salt

For the Quark Filling:

  • 500g Quark (a type of fresh dairy product, similar to cottage cheese)
  • 100g granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

For the Topping:

  • 1 can (approx. 400g) mandarin oranges, drained
  • Powdered sugar for dusting


  1. Prepare the Base:
    • Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F).
    • In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, cold butter cubes, sugar, and a pinch of salt.
    • Use your fingers or a pastry cutter to blend the ingredients until they resemble coarse crumbs.
    • Add the egg and knead the mixture until it forms a smooth dough.
    • Press the dough into the bottom of a greased or parchment-lined rectangular baking pan.
  2. Bake the Base:
    • Bake the base in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes or until it turns golden brown.
    • Remove from the oven and let it cool completely.
  3. Prepare the Quark Filling:
    • In a mixing bowl, combine the Quark, sugar, vanilla extract, eggs, and cornstarch.
    • Whisk until the mixture is smooth and well combined.
  4. Assemble and Bake:
    • Pour the Quark mixture over the cooled base, spreading it evenly.
    • Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes or until the Quark filling is set and has a golden color.
    • Remove from the oven and let it cool.
  5. Add the Mandarin Topping:
    • Once the Quark-Schnitten have cooled, arrange the drained mandarin oranges on top.
    • Refrigerate the dessert for at least 2 hours or until fully chilled.
  6. Serve:
    • Dust the top with powdered sugar just before serving.
    • Cut into squares or rectangles and enjoy your delicious Mandarinen-Quark-Schnitten!

This dessert is a perfect combination of a buttery crust, creamy Quark filling, and the refreshing sweetness of mandarin oranges. Guten Appetit!

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