Made With Whole Grains

Apple-Almond Squares

with Orange Cream
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Apple-Almond Squares

Apple-Almond Squares - Squares with the delicious aroma of gingerbread spice and cinnamon in the the crust

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Health Score:
76 / 100
1 hr
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Nutritional values

A cake with relatively few calories, but many valuable vitamins: vitamin C from apples and sea buckthorn pulp for a strong immune system, E from almonds and spelt for cell protection and heart, and B vitamins from eggs, wholemeal flour and quark for blood formation, nutrient utilization and well-functioning nerves.

These wafers are also a delight with vitamin-rich rose hip pulp in the cream.

1 piece contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie176 cal.(8 %)
Protein11 g(11 %)
Fat6 g(5 %)
Carbohydrates18 g(12 %)
Sugar added8 g(32 %)
Roughage2 g(7 %)
Vitamin A0.1 mg(13 %)
Vitamin D0.3 μg(2 %)
Vitamin E2.3 mg(19 %)
Vitamin B₁0.1 mg(10 %)
Vitamin B₂0.2 mg(18 %)
Niacin2.6 mg(22 %)
Vitamin B₆0.1 mg(7 %)
Folate32 μg(11 %)
Pantothenic acid0.6 mg(10 %)
Biotin7.2 μg(16 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0.7 μg(23 %)
Vitamin C20 mg(21 %)
Potassium210 mg(5 %)
Calcium105 mg(11 %)
Magnesium34 mg(11 %)
Iron1 mg(7 %)
Iodine7 μg(4 %)
Zinc0.9 mg(11 %)
Saturated fatty acids0.8 g
Uric acid15 mg
Cholesterol36 mg
Development of this recipe:


3 Apple (each about 120 grams)
3 eggs
5 ozs cane sugar
1 small Organic orange
5 ozs ground almonds
1 tsp Gingerbread spice
4 ozs Spelt flour
3 tsps Baking powder
12 sheets gelatin
12 ozs Sea buckthorn (or lemon juice)
2 ⅕ lbs Quark
1 pinch ground cinnamon
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Kitchen utensils

1 Cutting board, 1 Small knife, 1 Box grater, 1 Bowl, 1 Hand mixer, 1 deep bowl, 1 Fine grater, 1 Citrus juicer, 1 Measuring cups, 1 Wooden spoon, 1 Baking sheet, 1 Parchment paper, 1 Offset spatula, 1 Oven rack, 1 Small bowl, 1 Whisk, 1 Small pot

Preparation steps

Apple-Almond Squares preparation step 1

Peel, quarter, core and finely grate the apples.

Apple-Almond Squares preparation step 2

Separate the eggs. Stir yolks with 50 grams (approximately 3 tablespoons) sugar in a bowl until fluffy. Combine egg whites with 50 grams (approximately 3 tablespoons) sugar in a tall vessel and beat until stiff with a hand mixer. Fold into the egg-yolk foam.

Apple-Almond Squares preparation step 3

Rinse orange, wipe rub and finely grate zest. Squeeze 50 ml (approximately 3 tablespoons) juice from orange. 

Apple-Almond Squares preparation step 4

Stir the grated apples and 2 teaspoons orange zest into the egg mixture.

Apple-Almond Squares preparation step 5

Mix almonds, gingerbread spice, flour and baking powder in another bowl, then fold into the apple-egg mixture.

Apple-Almond Squares preparation step 6

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and then spread the batter evenly on the sheet. Bake in preheated oven at 180°C (fan 160°C, gas: mark 2-3) (approximately 350°F) until set, about 25 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool on an cooling rack.

Apple-Almond Squares preparation step 7

Soak the gelatin in cold water.

Apple-Almond Squares preparation step 8

Mix 250 grams (approximately 8 ounces) sea buckthorne juice with quark, cinnamon and remaining sugar until smooth.

Apple-Almond Squares preparation step 9

Heat orange juice in a small pot. Stir in softened gelatin until dissolved. Mix 1-2 tablespoons of orange mixture into the quark mixture, then stir in the remaining orange mixture. 

Apple-Almond Squares preparation step 10

Spread the orange cream evenly over the cooled cake and allow to set. Stir the remaining sea buckthorne until smooth. Cut cake into squares, drizzle sea buckthorne over squares if desired, and serve.