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Marché de Noel de Kaysersberg

Originally served by Alsace’s Jewish community during Passover, and adapted by their Christian neighbours for Christmas, beerawecka is made mainly from dried fruits and nuts (prunes, walnuts, hazelnuts, pears, apricots, figs, raisins etc) and candied orange and lemon zest, macerated in plum eau-de-vie or kirsch, and bound together by a thin unleavened layer of spicy dough.

Available in the local Christmas markets, it’s strong stuff—served in very thin slices.


Grand Est

Text © Dana Facaros

Image by Arnaud 25