Polish Easter Mazurek

Polish Easter Mazurek can be made in many different ways. Basically if someone says Mazurek, you can imagine short, about 3 centimeters high shortcrust pastry with custard made of chocolate, fudge or caramel and decorated with nuts, dried fruits and chocolate. The topping composition is of your choice.

Try my recipe which is very easy to make, it is rather basic, you need just a few ingredients and you get delicious dessert.

Mazurek decorated with almond flakes.


  • 125 g butter ( 1 stick)
  • 80 g/ 3 oz powder sugar
  • 200 g/ 7 oz all purpose flour
  • 2 egg yolks


  • 2 cups heavy cream (cream 30-36% fat, whipping cream)
  • half cup sugar
  • flaked almonds, nuts, dried fruits, melted chocolate for decoration

Baking dish: square 20 cm x 25 cm. Cover baking dish with a baking paper.

Beat the butter with powder sugar and egg yolks till smooth. Stir in sieved flour.

Form a ball, cover with foil and cool in the fridge for about an hour. Then roll out the dough and place in a baking dish. Remember to cover also 2 centimeters of the sides, so that it was able to hold the custard inside. Fork the dough so that it did not rise during baking.

Bake in the oven for 15 minutes, or until pale golden-brown in 190 C/ 370 F. Cool.

Prepare cream: place heavy cream in a sauce pan, add sugar. Whisking bring to boil and simmer for about half an hour. It will get thicker and golden. Cool a little bit and pour on the pastry.

Polish Easter Mazurek definitely needs decoration. Do your best with nuts, dried fruits and melted chocolate and enjoy your Mazurek:)


For more Easter recipes, check: Polish Easter.

Polish Easter Cake Mazurek

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2 thoughts on “Polish Easter Mazurek”

  1. Looks good, as well as easy. Could sweetened condensed milk work instead of heavy cream for the custard? I have a couple cans of condensed milk I want to use before they get too old. Thanks.

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