German Stollen

A very traditional stollen that I make every Christmas. This stollen is loaded with dried fruit, candied citrus and orange peel, and almonds.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs 45 mins
Total Time:
3 hrs
24 servings


  • 8 cups all-purpose flour

  • 3 ounces compressed fresh yeast

  • 1 pinch white sugar

  • 1 tablespoon lukewarm milk

  • 1 ½ cups milk

  • 1 cup unsalted butter

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 2 egg yolks

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 ¾ cups chopped blanched almonds

  • 1 ¼ cups raisins

  • 6 tablespoons candied lemon peel

  • 6 tablespoons chopped candied orange peel

  • 2 tablespoons melted butter

  • 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar


  1. Place flour in a large bowl, make a well in the center, and crumble fresh yeast into it. Sprinkle in sugar and add 1 tablespoon milk. Cover and let rise at a warm place for 15 minutes.

  2. Heat 1 1/2 cups milk and 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons unsalted butter in a saucepan over low heat until butter is melted.

  3. Pour milk-butter mixture over yeast mixture and add 1 cup sugar, egg yolks, and salt. Knead until a soft dough forms. Cover with a clean dish towel and let rise in a warm place until doubled in volume, about 1 hour.

  4. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  5. Mix almonds, raisins, candied lemon peel, and candied orange peel together and fold into the dough. Shape dough into a loaf and place on the prepared baking sheet. Cover and let rest until the loaf has risen again slightly, about 30 minutes.

  6. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  7. Bake in the preheated oven until toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean, 45 to 60 minutes. Remove from oven. Brush hot stollen immediately with 2 tablespoons melted butter and dust with confectioners' sugar.

Cook's Note:

You can also use sultanas instead of raisins, or a combination of the two.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

396 Calories
16g Fat
57g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 396
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 44mg 15%
Sodium 73mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 57g 21%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 18g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 62mg 5%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 245mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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