We gave our version of the classic Austrian torte a chewy gingerbread crust with snowflake cutouts.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees. with rack in lowest position. Sift flour, baking powder, spices, and salt into the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Add sugar; mix on medium-low speed until combined. Add butter; mix until incorporated, about 2 minutes. Add molasses and egg yolks; mix until dough comes together, about 30 seconds.

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  • Turn out dough onto a lightly floured work surface. Roll two-thirds of the dough into a 12-inch round, 1/4 inch thick. Fit into a 10-inch tart pan with a removable bottom. Spread jam over bottom of shell; refrigerate until cold, about 30 minutes.

  • Roll out remaining dough between pieces of floured parchment paper to a 12-inch round, 1/4 inch thick. Transfer round with parchment to a baking sheet; refrigerate until firm, about 30 minutes. Cut out shapes from round with dot and snowflake-shape cookie cutters. (If desired, reserve snowflake cutouts. Bake for 10 minutes at 350 degrees. and sprinkle tops with confectioners' sugar.) Transfer round to a baking sheet; refrigerate until cold and firm, about 30 minutes.

  • Lightly beat egg white; brush over rim of tart shell. Carefully slide dough round over shell; press edges to adhere. Refrigerate until firm, about 30 minutes.

  • Bake until crust is golden brown and filling is bubbling, 50 to 60 minutes. Let cool completely on a wire rack.

Reviews (3)

30 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: Unrated
12/22/2014
Am I the only one who thinks the directions are out of order? and who else noticed that there are two indicated oven temperatures? Which is the correct temperature? 325F or 350F? This looks delicious but I don't want to go to the trouble of making this only to have it not turn out as a result of improper recipe writing.
Rating: Unrated
11/30/2013
Looks really good. Bet it would be delicious with lemon curd as the filling, too.....
Rating: Unrated
11/27/2010
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