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Czech tvaroh farmers cheese filling for sweet baked pastries.

Sweet cheese filling for baked pastries

Tvaroh filling for sweet Czech pastry such as traditional kolache or buchty.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Czech
Keyword farmer´s cheese filling, quark filling, tvarohová náplň
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1 portion
Calories 1042kcal


  • 1 pound Farmers cheese (450 g) or quark/tvaroh
  • ¾ cup powdered sugar (120 g)
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 Tablespoon cornstarch


  • 1 Tablespoon lemon zest freshly grated
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla paste or vanilla extract
  • 2 Tablespoons raisins


  • Place the farmer's cheese, powdered sugar, cornstarch, and egg yolk in a medium bowl.
  • Mix until everything is combined, and you're done!


  • Makes about 1 and ½ pounds of filling.
  • Let the sweet cheese filling stand for a while on the kitchen counter at room temperature. Do not use it cold from the fridge; the dough under the filling might not bake evenly, especially if it is yeast dough.
  • The resulting cheese filling should have a creamy but still firm consistency. Any small amount of extra moisture does not matter; the starch and egg yolk will stiffen it during baking.
  • STORAGE: The sweet cheese mixture can be made ahead of time. Then store it in an airtight container in the fridge and use it within three days. Let the filling come to room temperature before spreading it on the dough.


Calories: 1042kcal | Carbohydrates: 98g | Protein: 63g | Fat: 42g | Saturated Fat: 24g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 344mg | Sodium: 1826mg | Potassium: 22mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 88g | Vitamin A: 260IU | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1mg