Easy German Lebkuchen

Recipe by Az B8990
READY IN: 1hr 10mins
YIELD: 32 pieces


  • 1
  • 2
    tablespoons oil
  • 12
    cup brown sugar, packed
  • 13
    cup honey
  • 13
  • 2
    cups flour, all-purpose
  • 1
    tablespoon pumpkin pie spice (see comments above)
  • 12
    teaspoon baking soda
  • 12
    cup chopped almonds
  • 12
    cup mixed candied fruit or 1/2 cup mixed candied peel, finely chopped
  • 1
    egg white
  • 1 12
  • 1
    tablespoon lemon juice
  • mixed candied fruit or mixed candied peel, diced for decorating


  • •Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • •Grease a 15 X 10 X 1-inch baking sheet.
  • •In large mixer bowl, beat egg and oil. Add brown sugar and beat well.
  • •Add honey and molasses. Mix well.
  • •Mix together flour, pumpkin pie spice, and baking soda. Add to egg mixture and beat till well mixed.
  • •Stir in almonds and candied fruit and peel. Dough will be very thick.
  • •Spread in baking pan. Use back of spoon to spread, dipping spoon in water so that dough doesn't stick to spoon.
  • •Bake for 15 - 23 minutes or until done.
  • •with a sharp knife, score into bars immediately upon removing from oven by just cutting through the top crust.
  • •With mixer, in small bowl, beat egg white, powdered sugar and lemon juice until smooth.
  • •Spread icing over warm bars. Decorate with candied fruit. Cool completely.
  • •Cut through completely at the score marks to cut into individual bars.