Oma's Streuseltarte ~ Fruit Tart Recipe

➤ by Oma Gerhild Fulson

Make this Streuseltarte, a fruit tart recipe covered with streusel using fresh or canned fruit, such as apricots, peaches, cherries, etc. A delicious German treat, just like your Oma used to make.  

Above, it's made with canned peaches (Pfirsich-Streuseltarte) and, below, it's made with apricots (Aprikosen-Streuseltarte). Any way you make it, it's a quick and easy dessert!

It tastes great warm or cold, especially when topped with whipped cream!

Make this fruit tart recipe using fresh or canned fruitHere's my peach streusel tart, served with dollops of whipped cream.

If you like streusel, you'll really love this tart. Why? Because the whole tart is made of streusel! Half is pressed into the bottom of the tart pan, then fruit is put on top.

Over the fruit, you sprinkle the rest of the streusel. Easy? You bet!


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Roswitha's Fruit Tart

This lecker blueberry tart recipe was sent in by Roswitha! Her recipe is similar to my apricot tart but with hers, you can use frozen fruit as a substitute! How handy! In her recipe you can also use a variety of fruits.

How do you use frozen fruit in this recipe? Check out Roswitha's tart recipe for yourself and find out! She has written lots of little tips and tricks for you along the way. 

What are you waiting for? Go make this delicious tart recipe just like Roswitha! 

Kaffeeklatsch Trivia with a cup of coffee and steam rising
  • "Streusel" comes from the German word "streuen" which means to sprinkle or scatter
  • Streusel is traditionally a crumbly mix of 1 part butter, 1 part sugar, and 2 parts flour
  • Streusel usually tops muffins, pies, and cakes giving a sweet crunch
  • Chopped nuts and spices can be added to the streusel
  • WARNING: Streusel tastes so good raw as well as baked, it's easy to sneak some off the cake before serving ... keep an eye on hubby, the kids and yourself if you want to have the cake covered with streusel when you serve it ;)

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Tips on Making this Cake:

  • Use either fresh or well-drained canned fruits.
  • If using fresh apricots: To make peeling apricots easier, cut an "X" in apricots. Dip them in boiling water for several seconds and then into cold water. Peel and cut in half, removing pits.
  • For a different flavor, you can add ¼ lb of chopped candied ginger to the crumb mixture. Delicious!

Lydia Remembers...

I have so many wunderbar memories in the kitchen with my Oma, and have had MANY of her most popular and traditional recipes, like this yummy tart! 

Oma has made this fruit tart many times for us to enjoy during our 3 o'clock breaks. It is always such a refreshing treat! Especially with a big dollop of her homemade whipped cream on-top...YUM! 

Fruit is certainly one of my favorite snacks. I love melons, peaches, and just about anything similar! To have it topped with Oma's Streusel AND whipped cream, it really makes for a special dessert!

I remember Oma telling me that the best part about a cake like this is that it can be made with pretty much any fruit you'd like! With its versatility you can throw in blueberries, cherries, peaches, apricots, and the list can go on! You know how much we love a versatile recipe!

You have got to try making this recipe just like my Oma does. Simply but best of all, deliciously!

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Oma says,

Again the warning when making streusel cakes: the streusel tastes so-o-o-o good that it's easy to eat the topping before it's baked or as it's sitting cooling on the rack.

I quite often find myself snacking on it before it even makes it to the oven! It's so good, it's hard to resist! It takes some will power but do try not to eat it all before it's baked! The end result is worth the wait. 

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Fruit Tart Recipe with Streusel

Make this fruit tart recipe, Streuseltarte, covered with streusel using fresh or canned fruit. Here with apricots, but you can use peaches, cherries, etc. A delicious German treat, just like your Oma used to make. 

It tastes great warm or cold, especially when topped with whipped cream!

Prep Time

10 minutes

Cook Time

40 minutes

Total Time

50 minutes

Servings:

Makes 8 servings

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup + 2 tbsp soft butter
  • ⅜ cup granulated  sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1¾ cup flour, all-purpose
  • 2 tbsp ground almonds (optional)
  • 1 lb fruit or 1½ - 2 cans well-drained fruit (peaches, apricots, cherries, plums, etc.)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Grease 9-inch tart pan (preferable with removable bottom) and dust with flour.
  2. Put butter, sugar, vanilla, and flour into mixing bowl. Using dough hook (if available) mix until crumbly.
  3. Put half of crumb mixture into tart pan and press down.
  4. Sprinkle with ground almonds, if using.
  5. Prepare fruit (see tips below) and place on top of crumb crust
  6. Sprinkle remaining crumbs evenly over fruit.
  7. Bake for about 30 - 40 minutes, until nicely browned. Cool on cake rack.
  8. Serve warm or cold.

Notes/Hints:

  • Use either fresh or well-drained canned fruits.
  • If using fresh apricots: To make peeling apricots easier, cut an "X" in apricots. Dip them in boiling water for several seconds and then into cold water. Peel and cut in half, removing pits.
  • For a different flavor, you can add ¼ lb of chopped candied ginger to the crumb mixture. Delicious!
  • If you have peaches and cherries, then you'll want to make this streusel cake!

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Here's a yummy way to enjoy a fruit tart. Covered with streusel and served with whipped cream
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Make this Streuseltarte, a fruit tart recipe using fresh or canned fruit, such as apricots, peaches, cherries, etc. A delicious German treat, just like your Oma used to make.

Ingredients: butter, sugar, vanilla, flour, ground almonds, fruit,

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