I've got another cheesecake recipe for you! Another German Käsekuchen recipe. Yum! This cheesecake is light and creamy with a hint of lemon. One bite and you'll swear you're in Germany.
This cheesecake recipe has a crust. If you're looking for a crustless cheesecake, check out my other German cheesecake recipe.
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Ready to make German cheesecake? Great! But don't get out the cream cheese! This cheesecake is made with quark.
Huh? What's quark?
Quark is a fresh unaged cheese that's popular in Germany and other European countries. It has the texture of a very thick Greek yogurt but tastes less tangy and sour. It's also high in protein and is delicious spread on toast or combined with fresh berries - both make an excellent breakfast.
Quark is super easy to make at home (here are my step-by-step homemade quark directions) but the good news is that if you don't have time to make quark, you can substitute Greek yogurt. That's what I use when I don't have time to make a fresh batch of quark before making a German cheesecake.
You'll also want to put the graham cracker crumbs away because unlike cheesecake in the US, German cheesecake uses a short crust instead of cookie crumbs. The crust in this recipe is so tender, lightly sweet, and has a slight lemon flavor.
I serve this cheesecake with fresh whipped cream, strawberries, and blueberries. It also tastes great just by itself. For next time I'm thinking about making a berry topping using Rote Grütze, which is another amazing German dessert. I'll have to make a whole new cheesecake to try that, though, because this cheesecake didn't last but a couple days.
If you're looking for a new cheesecake to try or are just hungry for a taste of Germany, try this authentic German cheesecake!
German Cheesecake Recipe
Step 1: Make the Crust
Step 2: Make the Cheesecake Filling
Step 3: Bake, Cool & Enjoy 🙂
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