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Linzer torte

Linzer torte

Linzer torte, or tart from Linz (Austria), has a cinnamon-flavoured crust filled with raspberry jam.

The special and rather crumbly sweet pastry used for the case is made with cinnamon, ground almonds and the yolks of hard-boiled eggs.

There are many different versions. In this rather unusual one, inspired by Gaston Lenôtre, the raspberry jam is mixed with a little tart (in the other sense!) stewed apple.

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Last modified on: November 27th 2016

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PreparationCookingStart to finish
35 min.30 min.1 hour 5 min.
Preservation: Several days in the fridge, covered with plastic film.
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Step by step recipe

1 Linzer torte : Photo of step #1Separate the yolks from 3 hard-boiled eggs; the whites will not be used in this recipe. 2 min.
2 Linzer torte : Photo of step #2Put into a food-mixer bowl: 150 g flour, 140 g butter, 25 g ground almonds, 25 g icing sugar, ½ teaspoon cinnamon and 1 tablespoon rum. 2 min.
3 Linzer torte : Photo of step #3Add the egg yolks after passing through a sieve.

If you don't have a sieve, chop them really finely.
3 min.
4 Linzer torte : Photo of step #4Knead until evenly mixed. 4 min.
5 Linzer torte : Photo of step #5Gather the pastry into a flat cake, wrap in plastic film and refirgerate for 1 hour.

This pastry can be made the day before or a couple of days beforehand.
6 Linzer torte : Photo of step #6Roll out the pastry thinly and line the tin or mould. 8 min.
7 Linzer torte : Photo of step #7Roll out the excess pastry again and cut into strips about 1/2 inch (1 cm) wide and as long as the diameter of your tin.

Heat the oven to 410°F (210°C).
5 min.
8 Linzer torte : Photo of step #8Put 250 g raspberry jam and 150 g Stewed apple (compote) into a bowl. 2 min.
9 Linzer torte : Photo of step #9Mix with a whisk... 2 min.
10 Linzer torte : Photo of step #10...and pour into the tart case. 2 min.
11 Linzer torte : Photo of step #11Lay the strips of pastry in a lattice over the top. 5 min.
12 Linzer torte : Photo of step #12Bake for about 30 minutes, watching the pastry for colour towards the end of cooking. 30 min.


A common mistake with Linzer torte these days is to make it too sweet. This is why it is important to use this special pastry, rather than classic sweetcrust pastry, and also why adding the stewed apple is a good tip.

Ground hazelnuts can be used instead of almonds.

You can brush the lattice strips with beaten egg-yolk to glaze them and help them brown more quickly.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
281840 gr310 gr152 gr
141 %15 %29 %23 %
Per 100 g
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
3114 gr34 gr17 gr
16 %2 %3 %3 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

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For 1 : 6.89 €

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