Austrian Linzer Torte


This recipe for an authentic Austrian Linzertorte is from my mother who grew up in Linz and still lives there. She always bakes the torte 3 days ahead because it develops its real flavor over a few days.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Additional Time:
3 days 1 hrs
Total Time:
3 days 2 hrs 10 mins
1 10-inch torte


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 cups finely ground almonds

  • 1 ¼ cups white sugar

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • teaspoon ground cloves

  • 1 ⅛ cups unsalted butter

  • 4 egg yolks, divided

  • 6 tablespoons red currant jam


  1. Place flour, ground almonds, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, and cloves on a clean work surface. Add butter and 2 egg yolks; knead quickly to form a smooth dough. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.

  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 10-inch springform pan with remaining 1 tablespoon butter.

  3. Press 2/3 of the dough evenly in the pan so that the entire bottom is covered. Spread red currant jam on top. Divide remaining dough into several pieces and roll into 1/3-inch strands between your fingertips. Arrange the strips over the jam in a neat lattice pattern. Place the last strip along the sides of the pan to form a rim.

  4. Beat remaining 2 egg yolks and brush over the lattice and rim, taking care not to splash onto the jam.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, about 45 minutes. Watch carefully towards the end of the baking time to make sure the torte does not turn too dark. Let cool and remove gently from the pan. Store for at least 3 days in a cool place before serving.

Cook's Note:

You can also make the dough in a food processor. Just process everything together until the dough holds together as a ball.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

473 Calories
29g Fat
48g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 473
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 29g 37%
Saturated Fat 12g 62%
Cholesterol 114mg 38%
Sodium 46mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 48g 17%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 28g
Protein 8g
Calcium 39mg 3%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 35mg 1%

* 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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