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Saxon Quarkkäulchen

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Saxon Quarkkäulchen

Saxon quarkkäulchen - This dessert brings back childhood memories! Photo: Iris Lange-Fricke

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45 min.

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Nutritional values

Low-fat quark makes this dessert a good source of protein and calcium. Spelt is also a good source of tryptophane, a vital amino acid that has a mood-lifting effect. 

Instead of apple sauce, you can also enjoy a compote of rhubarb, pears or plums.

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie509 kcal(24 %)
Protein19 g(19 %)
Fat7 g(6 %)
Carbohydrates89 g(59 %)
Sugar added15.3 g(61 %)
Roughage7.8 g(26 %)
Vitamin A0.1 mg(13 %)
Vitamin D0.5 μg(3 %)
Vitamin E1.6 mg(13 %)
Vitamin K13 μg(22 %)
Vitamin B₁0.4 mg(40 %)
Vitamin B₂0.3 mg(27 %)
Niacin7.4 mg(62 %)
Vitamin B₆0.5 mg(36 %)
Folate72 μg(24 %)
Pantothenic acid2 mg(33 %)
Biotin16 μg(36 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0.8 μg(27 %)
Vitamin C49 mg(52 %)
Potassium1,113 mg(28 %)
Calcium97 mg(10 %)
Magnesium101 mg(34 %)
Iron6.3 mg(42 %)
Iodine12 μg(6 %)
Zinc2.7 mg(34 %)
Saturated fatty acids3.4 g
Uric acid100 mg
Cholesterol66 mg
Development of this recipe:


24 ½ ounces russet potato
½ Vanilla bean
½ lemon
8 ½ ounces Quark (substitute cream cheese - softened and creamed)
3 ½ tablespoons Raw cane sugar
2 tablespoons raisins
1 cup Spelt flour
1 egg (large)
kosher salt
2 Apple (Granny Smith or similar)
2 teaspoons ginger (dried)
4 ½ teaspoons butter (unsalted)
¼ teaspoon Ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon honey
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Kitchen utensils

1 Grater, 1 Non-stick pan, 1 Slotted spatula, 1 Potato ricer

Preparation steps


For the quarkkäulchen, peel, wash and chop the potatoes and cook them in boiling water for about 15 minutes at medium heat until soft. Then drain and leave to cool for 10 minutes.


In the meantime, cut the vanilla pod in half lengthwise and scrape out the vanilla pulp with a knife. Wash the lemon half hot and rub dry. Finely grate the peel.


Press the potatoes through a potato ricer into a bowl. Add the vanilla pulp, lemon zest, quark, sugar, raisins, flour, egg and 1 pinch of salt to the potatoes and knead everything into a smooth dough; if it is too moist, add some more flour. Form 12 small cookies from the dough.


Wash and peel the apples, remove the core and cut into small pieces. Peel and chop the ginger. Heat 1 tsp. butter in a pot and add apples, ginger and cinnamon. Steam over medium heat for 2-3 minutes. Drizzle apples with honey and allow to caramelize. Add 1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons water and cook for about 7 minutes until soft. Puree everything finely.


In the meantime, fry the quarkkäulchen one after the other. Heat 1 teaspoon of butter in a pan. Add 4 small cubes of batter and bake on a medium heat for about 3-4 minutes on each side until golden brown. Arrange the curd cheese balls with apple sauce.