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Our chef Franz Schönegger indulges you with various culinary highlights from his gourmet cuisine: traditional Gastein valley delicacies as well as international specialties. With his team he continuously creates new and delicious meals.

Our head chef Franz Schönegger is revealing his recipe for one of our delicious Christmas creations, for you to cook at home.

Baked apple

Quantities for four apples

4 sour apples (Gala)
1 lemon (juice)

175 g marzipan (raw paste)
60 g butter
60 g raisins
60 g almond flakes
½ tsp. cinnamon

Egg liqueur cream:
225 g cream
7 cl egg liqueur

Icing sugar, almond slivers and raisins for sprinkling


Preheat the oven to 220° C. Wash the four apples, remove the cores and sprinkle lemon juice over the apples. Brush 10g of melted butter around a baking dish. Place the rest of the butter into a mixing bowl. Roughly grate the marzipan over it, add the cinnamon and mix everything with a mixer. Fold in raisins and almond flakes. Fill the apples with the marzipan paste mix and add to the baking dish. Bake in the oven for around 25 minutes at 220° C (in a fan oven).

Our patissièr’s inside tip: Whip the cream while baking until it is semi-solid and stir in the egg liqueur. Sprinkle icing sugar, almond slivers and raisins over the warm apples to taste. Serve the baked apples together with the egg liqueur cream.

We hope it goes well for you!

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Our experienced service team will gladly inform you about the meals in the restaurants at the Hotel EUROPÄISCHER HOF. Every year our staff takes part in various service and cuisine prize competitions. Several national and regional champions have emerged from our hotel.

If you would like to get to know Austrian cuisine more closely, we recommend a visit to the hotel’s own Gasteiner Klause. Regional delicacies will be served here in a rustic atmosphere.

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