Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Cranberry Linzer Torte

Here is a lovely cranberry torte to make this holiday season. If you have some leftover cranberry sauce from Thanksgiving slacking in the freezer,  even better. Haul it out and use it in this recipe.

The filling is a combination of  fresh cranberries simmered with orange juice and sugar and then mixed with jam. Use the leftover cranberry sauce instead of the jam.

Named after the city of Linz, Austria, Linzer torte is considered to be the oldest cake in the world.  The crust traditionally contains  ground nuts, usually almonds or hazelnuts. This version calls for ground almond flour but feel free to swap out the almond version for hazelnut flour or any other nut variety you like. 

In the classic version of this recipe, the crust forms a criss cross pattern on top. Instead,  I used star cutouts to pretty it up for the season. Change the shapes to hearts and you have a perfect Valentine's Day dessert as well.

This traditional Austrian Christmas specialty can be made any time of the year, especially based on available seasonal fruits.

For the full recipe and instructions, hop on over to my German Food Page at

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