German Fruit Flan Recipe ~ Obsttorte

Fruit Flan - Obsttorte

This fruit flan recipe is so quick and easy ... takes just one hour from start to table ... and is so versatile ... and so pretty ... and so good! WUNDERBAR! This Obsttorte only takes one hour to mix this up, bake it, cool it, and fill it. Not only that, but you can change this up in uncountable ways. There are so many variations, so many possibilities, so much deliciousness!

All you need is one bowl to mix the cake and a flan pan to bake it. Then you become creative in making this German Fruit Flan recipe your own.

German Fruit Flan Recipe ~ Obsttorte


  • 6 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 6 Tbsp granulated sugar (or 5 Tbsp granulated sugar and 1 Tbsp vanilla sugar)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 3 eggs
  • Preheat oven to 360° F
  • Grease a flan pan. (See photo below)
  • Put all ingredients in a bowl and mix with a hand mixer till light and fluffy, about 2 - 3 minutes.
  • Pour into prepared pan.
  • Bake for 18 - 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Let cool on rack for about 5 minutes. Turn out onto wire rack and let cool before filling.

Filling for Fruit Tart as shown above

  • Prepare 1 package of instant vanilla pudding (using only 1 3/4 cup milk instead of the required 2 cups) Let pudding thicken and then spread onto cold cake base. 
  • Cover with fruit ... in this case, drained canned peach slices and fresh blueberries.
  • See below for other combinations.

Other traditional fillings

  • Make as above and finish by covering with a glaze.
  • Or, brush tart with jam, cover with prepared fruit or berries, and spoon glaze over top.
  • Use Dr. Oetker glaze or make your own using the instructions below 

Here's the flan pan (pie tart pan) you'll need to make this ...

I had a normal pan, but now  have a Non-Stick one. Click on the photo to take a peek!

Yes, a normal flan pan works, but if the cake sticks, it is SO hard to get it out.

Non-Stick works every time!

This one's made by Zenker, one of the oldest and largest bakeware manufacturer, located right in Bavaria.

So use this German flan pan to make an absolutely wonderful German torte!

Fill your flan with ...

German Fruit Flan - Obsttorte

In the photo above, I used what I had on hand. Vanilla pudding (instant from a box), canned peaches, and some blueberries. Instead, you can use just fresh fruit and cover with a glaze.

Or, you can spread Nutella over the base and cover with strawberries.

Here are some ideas sent in by our Facebook fans:

  • Mine would be filled with fresh strawberries and whipped cream!!
  • I put banana pudding underneath that way it does not get all mushy.
  • a little vanilla crème on the bottom, topped with strawberries and clear glaze
  • Canned peaches (save the juice, add gelatin and pour over the peaches) and whipped cream, dust with cinnamon.
  • Strawberries,blueberries and peaches and a glaze.
  • Nutella and strawberries with lots of whipped cream.

Glaze from gelatin (granulated, package, or leaf)

Strawberry ObsttorteHere it has vanilla pudding, fruit, and a glaze.

The original recipe calls for one leaf of gelatin dissolved in 100 ml of juice.

This is commonly used in traditional German recipes, but does not dissolve as easily as the granulated gelatin. If you have leaf gelatin, you can use it here. 

The conversion for gelatin is 4 leaves = 1 package gelatin = 1 tsp granulated gelatin.

Normally, I dissolved 1 package of gelatin in 2 cups of unsweetened apple juice (following package instructions). I let the gelatin thicken slightly in the fridge for about 1 hour before spooning it over the fruit.

German ObsttorteCovered with vanilla pudding, strawberries, blueberries, and kiwis.

Some other ideas:

Here's the posting I put on our Facebook page asking our German foodie fans how they would fill their flan. Click on the comment icon to see the dozens of options they sent in!

Did you click on that comment icon, just above? 

I was amazed at all the different combinations. I must say, I love the Nutella and chocolate ones, as well as the whipped cream mixture with pineapples and mandarins. 

What combination can you think of?

The sponge base for this fruit tart recipe is so easy ... it uses only 4 ingredients!

These are ingredients you probably already have on hand. 

Because the base is so easy to throw together, always keep some pudding and canned fruit in your cupboard so you can throw together this easy dessert recipe when you're in a hurry.

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