Kwark taart


Kwark taart with delicious fresh strawberries

Today we made kwark taart a perfect treat for summer. Kwark taart is a dessert from Holland. It looks very similar to cheese cake but its different.
Kwark taart is a non-baking version of cheese cake and its made of quark (curds). It’s much lighter then the average cheesecake as it doesn’t have cream cheese in it.

We already made different version of kwart taart with this recipe (see pictures below). You can always add something new, like we did using different kinds of fruit. We love fruit 🙂

Here is the recipe!


300 grams of biscuits
190 grams of butter
9 sheets of gelatine
750 grams of vanilla quark
500 ml cream
150 ml milk
4 tablespoons sugar


– Crumble the biscuits in a food processor
– Melt the butter and add the crumbs, stir well.
– Cover the bottom of the spring form pan with parchment paper, pour the crumbs into the spring form.
– Spread evenly over the bottom and press firmly.
– Put the spring from with the crumbs in the refrigerator.
– Place the gelatin in a bowl of cold water and let them soak for about 10 minutes
– Whip the cream with a mixer.
– Put the milk in a pan and add the gelatin leaves to it (squeeze the water out of the gelatin leaves first).
– Heat the milk and stir until the gelatine leaves are combined.
– Let the milk cool of.
– Add the mixture of milk and gelatin, sugar to the quark and give it a good stir.
– Add the whipped cream ( if you want to decorate the taart like us, leave a little bit of mix and add some food coloring)
– Add the strawberries to the mix of quark and stir.
– Pour the mixture into the spring form.
– Decorate the kwark taart with whatever you prefer like fruit, chocolate etc, and put it in the fridge for at least 3 hours.

Enjoy this recipe, hope you guys will like it!
Happy summer everyone!



Preparing the crust

Adding butter to bisquits


Melt Gelatin in Milk


Ingredients 2

Adding milk and Gelatin to kwark

Pink mix

Adding whipped cream and strawberry

put the mix to the spring form

Making dots


Kwart taart

Kwart taart 2

Different versions of kwark taart that we already made 😀

Example kwarktaart

Example kwarktaart 2

Example kwarktaart 3

We made this version for our sister in law birthday bash. But we made a silly mistake using natural quark instead of vanilla quark cream, that means no taste at all haha.
But the chocolate and the kiwi made it alright.

Example kwarktaart 3-1



42 responses to “Kwark taart

  1. I’ve never heard of this dessert before, but it looks beautiful and delicious – I should try it some time ^^

    • Yes in the Netherlands we eat this often. You should try it 🙂 Hope you can find the ingredient “quark” cause we heard that its difficult to find in some countries. Have fun making it 😀

  2. Long ago, I worked in a specialty cheese shop that sold quark. VERY few places in America sell it, and we would pick some up for our fajitas instead of sour cream. It has a lovely tang and great texture. Your Kwark taart looks aMAZEing and definitely something we would love, especially the hubby. Great photos, too. What type of biscuits do you use in the crust? Beautiful dish, you two.

    • Thank you Shanna! Nice to hear you have worked in a specialty cheese shop! We love cheese cause here in the Netherlands we eat it all the time hihi. We never thought about using quark instead of sour cream for fajitas. But good idea, we going to try it soon. We don’t really have a type of biscuits that we always use. You can use any type of biscuits. As long as its dry and without cream, will do. Thank you for your nice comment! 😀 Have a nice evening!

    • Hahaha…good notice Shanna! We got it from a friend who love to bake too. She said here try this..this is a good tool to work with just like a pastry bag for more detailed baking 😀 It was our first time using this “syringe” hihi

  3. This is super cute! I just made a cheesecake myself and I couldn’t resist reading about this one.
    Would there happen to be a quark replacement? Because I don’t think they… uhhh, sell it here in American. 😦

    • Hey nutmegandwhiskey! Yummie cheesecake, very delicious 😀 We are not sure if there is a quark replacement for this pie. Because when using quark you don’t have to bake. Maybe you can try a specialty cheese shop. Hopefully they have this! Xxx

  4. Hi, your kwark cakes look lovely. Quark is not commonly found in my country. =P Is there something that I can substitute it with? However, I will look in specialty shops for it

    • Hi Khorhmin! We first didn’t know either but someone here on the blog told us to use cream cheese and sour cream, and a little bit of gelatine (to help it set) as substitute for quark hihi. Hopefully this info will help 😀 Good luck and let us know how it went.

  5. That looks so delicious! I’m a huge fan of cheesecake and to have a lighter version of it is much better for my sweet tooth.
    P.S Thanks loves for liking my post!
    -Alexandria Kingly

    • Hi Alexandria 😀 Thank you so much for your nice comment! Cheesecake time to time is delicious too, but with this quark version you can eat it more often hihi..Thanks for stopping by our blog. You have a nice blog too!

  6. looks great! Similar to a Norwegian cheesecake actually, which doesn’t cook either. Norwegian cheesecake uses a mix of cream cheese and sour cream, and a little bit of gelatine to help it set – if anyone was looking for a substitute to quark 🙂

    • Hi Martinaema! Thank you for letting us know what to us as substitute for quark. 🙂 So Norwegian cheesecake is very similar, we bet it taste great too! Next time we will try with sour cream too! 😀

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