This authentic German family recipe for cheesecake uses the European Quark instead of cream cheese for a moist, delicious dessert that is much lighter than American cheesecakes.
Cheesecake (German Käsekuchen) Recipe
Preheat oven to 350 F (180 C). Grease a 10-inch (25 cm) springform pan with butter and coat with breadcrumbs.
Slightly beat the egg. Cut it into ½ cup (113 g) butter and 2/3 cup (130g) sugar in a bowl.
Put the flour in a separate bowl and pour the wet mixture over it. Combine well with your hands. Dough should be rather dry and form a ball.
Press dough evenly into pan on bottom and around sides to ¼ inch (0.5 cm) thick.
Filling and Baking
Beat all filling ingredients together until smooth.
Pour filling into prepared crust. It’s fine if the batter rises above the crust on the sides of the pan.
Bake 60 to 70 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the middle.
Let cool and release from pan. Serve warm or chilled.