Recipe Collections – Heavenly Holiday Desserts

Cherry, Quark and Pumpernickel Trifle

This quick dessert is ideal if you want to cause a stir at a dinner party. Make stunning layers in a chic plain glass serving bowl. Or for individual servings, use elegant wine glasses.

Stollen Bread and Butter Pudding

If you just can’t get enough of Germany’s tempting Stollen fruit breads during the holiday season then this recipe is for you! Use any Stollen, but the Edel-Marzipan filled one is particularly delicious. You should be able to find genuine German Stollen in your local market – look for stollen by Bahlsen, Dahli, Dr. Quendt, Elzer, Kuchenmeister, Lieken, Oebel, Otto Schmidt, Reimann, Schlunder, and Schwermer, to name just a few.

Almond-Cherry Souffles with Warm German Chocolate Sauce

By themselves, these rich, flavorful soufflés are virtually fat-free. The German chocolate sauce is rich but not too sweet, as most German-produced chocolate contains a higher content of cocoa and less sugar than most American chocolate.

King of Hearts (Herz König)

Make this quick and easy dessert using Germany’s famed “Lebkuchen” gingerbread.

Baked Gingerbread Apples

Baked apples stuffed with chocolate and crumbled lebkuchen (gingerbread), garnished with whipped cream and crystallized ginger.

Baked Apples with Marzipan and Cranberries (Bratäpfel)

Another wonderful version of baked apples stuffed with marzipan and spiced cranberries.

Mini German Cheesecakes with Apricot Compote

Individual cheesecakes with a gingerbread cookie base and an apricot compote top.