The little nation of Luxembourg is rich in history and serves as a melting pot for a variety of cultures and customs due to its location at the crossroads of Germany, Belgium, and France.
And Luxembourgish gastronomy is no different; it has been affected by the famous cuisines of its neighbors, a fact that is reflected in the traditional sweets of the country as well.
1. Quetschentaart (Plum Tart)
A delectable plum tart known as a quetschentaart may be seen being produced all throughout the nation. After the fruit has been allowed to mature and picked, quetschentaart may be found for sale in bakeries throughout the fall months. In the late summer, in commemoration of the damson season, a celebration known as the quetsch is held.
After having their pits removed and being cut in half, plums or damsons used for quests are baked in sweet pastry dough. After that, the tart is topped with a quetsch that has been cut in half, stacked in circles, and then served with sugar dusted on top. There is a wide selection available, including crumbled quetschentaart and regular quetschentaart. Cinnamon crumble is used as the topping for quetschentaart, which is made with a filling of plum or damson jam called quetschekraut and topped with crumble.
Luxembourg is blessed with an abundance of damsons, which is fortunate since we also produce an exceptional brand of schnapps made from damsons (plum liquor).
2. Äppelklatzen and Äppelkuch (Apple Tart and Dainty Apple Cake)
The apple tart, known in Luxembourg as ppelklatzen, is a delicacy that is both gorgeous and cozy. Apples, ground cinnamon and nutmeg, and sugar are the components that make up this dish. When everything is ready, the apples are encased in dough and then cooked until they reach a golden brown color. They may also be served with a delicious syrup drizzled on top and a scoop of ice cream on the side.
During the merry Christmas season, this delectable delicacy enjoys a large amount of popularity. The delicate apple cake known as ppelkuch is created using a dough prepared with butter and a custard filling. The two layers actually mix in the oven to produce a moist, wonderfully tasty cake, which is then dusted with cinnamon and confectioner’s sugar.
A significant amount of the fruit is harvested from orchards located in the southern region of Luxembourg.
3. Verwurelter (Donuts)
Verwurelter is a kind of traditional doughnut that is made in Luxembourg during the carnival season, which is known as Present. Their name literally translates to “twisted” or “swirled,” and they are delicious. During the course of the event, you won’t have any trouble tracking them down at shops or bakeries.
The ingredients that go into their creation are as follows: flour, butter, yeast, sugar, eggs, and salt. They are then baked in warm milk. After being formed into knots, the dough mixture is then deep-fried until it reaches a golden brown color. When served hot and dusted with powdered sugar, they have the most delicious flavor.
4. Wäffelcher (Waffle Cones)
Everyone in Luxembourg is familiar with this sweet treat, and many have fond memories of their grandmothers feeding it to them on Sundays. The conventional German and Belgian waffles are not at all like the Luxembourgish wafflecher, which are rather unique. They are prepared using a waffle iron that is different from the one used to make German waffles, which results in their having a wafer-thin texture, being rolled up, and being crisp.
The cone form is achieved by separately baking the ingredients in a round waffle maker and then quickly wrapping each waffle around the handle of a wooden spoon while the waffles are still hot.
A classic Dutch dessert that is baked and covered with a crumbly shortcrust is called a mummentaart. It is a classic Dutch dessert that is baked and covered. Sometimes, as an alternative to entirely covering the pie with pastry, the apple filling is topped with thin strips of dough that are arranged in the style of a lattice.
People in Luxembourg have fond memories of eating mummentaart, a classic dessert when they were children. However, mummentaart is becoming difficult to locate in the bakeries around the nation.