Quark-tasche ( German Cheese Pastry )

READY IN: 1hr 10mins
YIELD: 8 pastries




  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Combine quark, lemon juice and 3-4 tsp sugar. Taste and adjust juice and sugar to taste if necessary.
  • Add egg and stir to combine.
  • Unroll crescents and separate into large (roughly) squares (two per package of dough). Pinch together seams as much as possible.
  • Measure out about 2 Tablespoons of cheese mixture and place in center of square.
  • Take hold of two opposite corners of dough and bring to a point in the center, bringing the other two corners in to meet them, so that you are left with roughly a square filled pastry.
  • Sprinkle squares with about 1/2 tsp sugar each and bake for about 14 minutes or until browned and puffed.
  • Allow to cool and enjoy at room temperature.
  • Refrigerate or freeze any leftovers.