Apple & Quark Pie Bars

Recipe by stormylee
YIELD: 25 bars




  • Preheat oven to 200°C.
  • Line a 30 cm x 40 cm pan with parchment paper.
  • Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and vanilla sugar in a large bowl.
  • Add melted butter and mix to combine.
  • (If you are using vanilla extract instead of vanilla sugar, add it with the melted butter.).
  • Transfer half of the dough into another bowl.
  • Add eggs and buttermilk to one half of the dough and mix to combine.
  • Pour this dough onto the prepared pan and spread evenly.
  • To make filling: Lightly whip the eggs to break their structure.
  • Add sugar, vanilla sugar, quark and lemon juice (and zest, if using), mix well.
  • Pour the quark mixture on top of the dough in the pan.
  • Peel, core and slice apples.
  • Arrange apple slices on top of the quark layer, covering the whole pie.
  • Sprinkle the reserved half of the dough on top of apple slices.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes.