German Quark Crumb Bars

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 50 mins

These bars are delicious! They have a crumbly topping and a cheesecake-like filling on the inside - what's not to like!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F Mix the ingredients under the Quark Filling section and set aside.
  2. Blend Crumb Topping ingredients with a pastry blender (or 2 knives in a criss-cross pattern).
  3. Measure out 2 1/2 cups of crumbs. Pat into a greased 13x9 glass baking dish. Pat crumbs up about 1/2 inch up sides of baking dish.
  4. Bake at 350F for 10-12 minutes.
  5. Pour quark mixture over baked crust. Sprinkle remaining crumb mixture evenly over quark layer. Pat down very lightly.
  6. Bake 30-35 minutes. Cool before cutting.
  7. STORAGE: Keep refrigerated but bring to room temperature before serving.


Most Helpful

I thought I had already reviewed this! My German boyfriend is constantly asking me to make these! Easier than making a whole cheesecake and it tastes delicious. I always leave out the dried fruit, but I do add about a tablespoon of lemon juice to the filling. Last time I made only half of the recipe and it was perfect for a 9 inch pie plate.( I found with a whole batch it was even too much for a 9 x 13 pan and I ended up having to throw some away.) The best part is my hard to please German family- in- law loves it. : )

komcdonald November 04, 2010

I Made these for my German Class, i made double thet original amount and i still only got one everyone loved them!! I had people stopping in the halls asking for one! I loved them! 10/10

Donovan T. May 01, 2015

I went a bit autumnal with these, snazzing them up with a layer of pumpkin pie filling! And, preserving the ratios, I made the "crumb topping" out of a kind of graham cracker (digestive biscuit), butter and (a little less) brown sugar. AND, because of the 3 comments about excess amounts of topping, I increased the Quark (and sugar) by half (I forgot to incr. the egg, but it still turned out). Even though I took some liberties with the recipe, our family thinks we are still qualified to give these bars a 5-star!!! They were YUM.

DoubletheGarlic November 24, 2011

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