An Easier Take on German Stollen That Knows How Busy You Are Right Now

Classic German stollen is intensely rich and sweet, drenched in butter and confectioners’ sugar to last for weeks. Each heavenly slice will stick to your ribs, and it is labor-intensive to say the least.

Thankfully, there is a much easier and lighter version for the rest of us, long prized by German homemakers. Called Quarkstollen, it is just as dense and aromatic, but is moistened and elevated with the country’s legendary fresh cheese, quark. Most important, it can be prepared even during the busy holiday season.