With a shortbread crust filled with fruit preserves and nuts. Topped with a lattice crust, it is the oldest pie in the world named after a city and a popular holiday treat in Austria.
Its origination is unknown however there are legends that the recipe was created by a Viennese baker named Linzer who mass-produced it in the late 1800’s in the city of Linz.
An original recipe from 1656 was actually found in 2005 in a library in Upper Austria.
Where or whenever it originated, the dish became a popular enjoyment in the late 1600s when Linz was at the center of trade along the Danube River.
Following is our version of the famed Linzer Torte pie.
If you prefer to sample the famous dish while visiting Linz. The k.u.k. Hofbäckerei Café is known for having the oldest recipe and one of the best Tortes in Linz.
Linz can be visited on an Upper Danube river cruise itinerary. Discover more about cruising the Danube from the BucketList website.