Quark Pie

Hungarian Quark Pie

Hungarian Quark Pie is soft and it has a sweet and great vanilla taste. Easy to made.

Quark Pie

Hungarian Quark Pie Recipe

This delicious Hungarian Quark Pie recipe has a flakey butter crust and tender quark filling that's bursting with flavor and perfectly sweet!
Prep Time: 40 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Hungarian
Keyword: easy, pie, quark
Servings: 8 people
Author: Myreille


  • 30 x 40 cm rectangular Cake Pan


Homemade Pie Crust

  • 150 grams butter unsalted
  • 500 grams plain flour
  • 200 grams sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon sour cream (Hungarian: tejföl)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

For the sweet quark filling

  • 1000 grams Hungarian túró (quark or cottage cheese or ricotta)
  • 150 grams sugar
  • 20 grams vanilla sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 50 grams raisins
  • 1 teaspoon zest of lemon
  • 3 tablespoon semolina


Homemade Pie Crust recipe

  • Stir well the butter with the sugar.
  • Add the egg and the sour cream, and stir it well.
  • Add 4-5 tablespoon flour and the baking powder to the mix and stir it until the batter becomes smooth and silky.
  • In two part add the rest of flour to the batter and quickly make a soft dough (by hand or in a processor).
  • Cover the dough tightly in food wrap and put it in the fridge for 1 hour.

The sweet quark filling

  • Stir well the eggs with the sugar and the vanilla sugar.
  • Add the raisins and the zest of lemon. Stir it well.
  • Heating the oven to 180℃ (360°F).
  • Roll out the half of the dough for 30 x 40 cm rectangle.
  • Sprinkle the dough with the semolina then with the sweet quark filling.
  • Roll out the other half of the dough for 30 x 40 cm rectangle and put the quark filling.
  • Press the pie top and prick it with a fork at finger intervals.
  • Bake it for 35-40 minutes, in a 180°C oven.
  • Let it cool and serve.


The Hungarian Quark Pie is traditionally sprinkled with powdered sugar, but I think that’s unnecessary.