I can't get enough of apples this Fall! I especially love baked apples, so I decided to put some Bratapfel filling in a pastry with some quark for you! So good!
About this Recipe
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Bratapfel Teilchen just sounded so, so lovely. I couldn't get that idea out of my head. I don't make pastries often (and I don't know why), but somehow I was in the mood. At first I thought that it would be super nice to make Nussecken again, which are these extremely delicious chocolate and nut pastry bars. So I ordered all the ingredients for those and as soon as they got here, Wünder Creamery contacted me about collaborating on quark posts and I thought of this recipe: Fluffy baked apple pastries with a creamy quark filling and a spiced almond and apple topping, all wrapped up and glazed. Oh my! If I tell you they're so good, will you believe me? You better! I guess I must need all that extra energy to breastfeed and support me through the upcoming, freezing winter months. 🙂
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Bratapfel Teilchen Essentials
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My Oma Sieghilde was a huge fan of Eierlikör, a German liqueur made from eggs. She would always pour it over everything! Next up are waffles that use the same liqueur in the batter. So good! Make sure to subscribe to my blog now, so you're not missing out when these waffles go live!
Bratapfelteilchen: Baked Apple Pastries
- Combine yeast and luke warm milk and let sit for a few minutes until the yeast starts to bubble. Add in the remaining ingredients and knead until combined and the dough doesn't stick to the sides anymore, a few minutes. Cover and let rest for one hour in a warm spot or until doubled in size.
Make Bratapfel Filling
- In the meantime, dry roast the sliced almonds in a skillet over medium high heat, then transfer to a plate. Add the sugar into the skillet and just when it starts to caramelize, stir in the honey. Add in the rum or water, spices, small diced apple and raisins and allow to cook just for a couple of minutes to soften the apple. Add back in the almonds and set aside to cool some.
Make Quark Filling
- In a small bowl, combine all ingredients for the quark filling and set aside.
Assemble & Bake Pastries
- Preheat oven to 350 Fahrenheit/ 180 Celsius and prep two baking sheets with parchment paper. Divide up the dough into 8 equal pieces (I like using my kitchen scale for this), then shape them into balls and set aside. If you would like smaller pastries, you can divide up the dough and filling into more pieces.
- On a floured surface, flatten the dough with your hands (I use my palm to flatten it, then stretch it out some with my fingers). Add some of the quark and spread it out in the middle, leaving plenty of room along the edge. Top with some of the Bratapfel filling. Then cut a slit into two opposing sides of the pastry and pull one 'string' through the slit on the other side, overlapping the two. Bake for about 20 minutes until starting to brown.
Make the Glaze
- To prepare the glaze, whisk in some quark and powdered sugar until achieving a thick, pasty consistency that's barely runny. Brush onto the pastries right after they come out of the oven. These pastries are best enjoyed fresh within hours of baking them. They tend to get dry by the next day, but you should never have any leftovers with these anyways ;-).
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