Oma's Obsttorte ~ German Fruit Flan Recipe
➤ by Oma Gerhild Fulson
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.
The resulting flan is similar to the sponge (biskuit) flans that are available in groceries to buy. It's a thin shell to fill any way you like and will serve 6.
What makes these cakes so wunderbar? They bring back such wonderful memories of my Mutti's kitchen. So, of course, I had to write my own German cake e-cookbook in English to share with my grandchildren.
Sharing traditional German cakes, made using easily available ingredients, ... that's such a delicious way to pass on our heritage.
Fruit Flan Fillings
In the photo above, I used what I had on hand. Vanilla pudding (instant from a box), strawberries, some blueberries and a sliced kiwi. Instead, you can use just canned fruit and cover with a glaze.
Or, you can spread Nutella over the base and cover with strawberries.
The one below is piled high with fresh blueberries and a clear glaze (don't forget to serve with whipped cream or ice cream):
Some "filling" 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.
Above is a version I made using halved strawberries and banana slices. Under the fruit you can spread some strawberry jam. This I then covered with a red gelatin glaze.
You can either use a Dr. Oetker fruit glaze for this or make your own as given right below this. If you make your own, using a red berry juice is preferable.
Alternatively, putting a layer of vanilla pudding or banana pudding is delicious. With a pudding layer, I frequently don't bother with a gelatin glaze.
Above is the version with the vanilla pudding (I use the instant kind). A homemade vanilla custard would be wonderful here as well. In this case, I've used strawberries and blackberries. Of course, there's slightly sweetened fresh whipped cream on the side.
How to make your own glaze from gelatin (granulated, package, or leaf)
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.
YES, this recipe really only uses 6 tablespoons of flour!
Although it seems like an unlikely small amount, it really is all that is needed to make one tart.
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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Oma's Obsttorte ~ German Fruit Flan Recipe
This fruit flan, aka Obsttorte, is so quick and easy ... takes just one
hour from start to table ... and is so versatile ... and so pretty ...
and so good! WUNDERBAR! Mix it up, bake it, cool it, and fill it.
Not only that, but you can change this up in uncountable ways.
Makes 4 servings
- 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
- filling (your choice ... see above and below for ideas)
- Preheat oven to 360°F.
- Grease an 11" flan pan.
- Put all ingredients in a bowl and mix with a hand mixer till light and fluffy, about 3 - 5 minutes.
- Gently pour into the 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 1¾ cup milk instead of
the required 2 cups) Let pudding thicken and then spread onto cold cake
- Cover with fruit ... in this case, strawberry slices and fresh blueberries.
- See above 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 above.
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