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German Cherry Cheesecake recipe without crust

German Cherry Cheesecake has no crust and is made with quark and cherries.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: German
Servings: 12


  • 370 g fresh sweet cherries 14 ounces, pitted and halved
  • 150 g butter 2/3 cup, soft
  • 200 g sugar 1 cup
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 4 tbsp hard wheat semolina
  • 1 kg low-fat quark 35 ounces
  • 40 g corn starch 1/3 cup
  • Pinch of vanilla extract
  • 4 eggs


  • Heat up your oven to 180 C (360 F) and grease your baking pan (26 cm/ 10 inches diameter).
  • Beat butter together with sugar, lemon juice, and semolina until very creamy. Stir in the quark, corn starch, and vanilla extract. Gradually add eggs to the quark cream. Finally, carefully fold in the cherries.
  • Pour the mixture into the pan and bake the cake for about 60 min. Don't open your oven during the baking time or it will eventually collapse. When the time is up, let the cake cool down in the switched off oven for about an hour to be on the safe side.
  • Let the cake completely cool off, then remove it from the pan.