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Alternative namesHungarian: krémes, Polish: kremówka, Romanian: cremșnit, cremeș or crempita, Serbian: krempita/кремпита, Croatian: kremšnita[1], Slovak: krémeš, Slovene: kremna rezina, kremšnita
Place of originEurope
Main ingredientsPuff pastry, chantilly and custard cream
VariationsKremna rezina, Samoborska kremšnita, Zagrebačka kremšnita
Famous Bled cremschnitte

A cremeschnitte (German: Cremeschnitte, Hungarian: krémes, Polish: kremówka, Romanian: cremșnit, cremeș, crempita, Serbian: krempita/кремпита, Croatian: kremšnita[2], Slovak: krémeš, Slovene: kremna rezina, kremšnita) is a vanilla slice or custard slice, a custard and chantilly cream cream cake dessert originating from the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy but whose exact origin is unknown.

This dish is popular in many former Austro-Hungarian regions in various variations, all of which include a puff pastry base and custard cream, including the following countries:

By country[edit]

In Austria[edit]

In Slovenia[edit]

In Slovenia, kremna rezina is commonly associated with the town of Bled, an Alpine tourist destination in northwestern Slovenia. The recipe cake was brought to the local Hotel Park in 1953 by Ištvan Lukačević , chef of the hotel's confectionery store. He came to Bled from Serbia where a similar cake was already known. As of October 2009, 10 million cream cakes have been baked at the hotel's patisserie since its invention.[3][4][5] The name of the dessert means simply "cream slice". Most locals refer to it as kremšnita, from the German word Cremeschnitte, with the same meaning. While the kremna rezina from Bled celebrated their 10th million piece production, Slaščičarna Lenček, which is located in Domžale, in year 2013 celebrated the 75th anniversary since they have made their first one which is called Lenčkova kremna rezina.

In Croatia[edit]

In Croatia, the two most popular variants are Samoborska kremšnita from the town of Samobor and Zagrebačka kremšnita from the capital, Zagreb. The extremely popular Samoborska kremšnita is characterized by having a puff pastry top, predominantly custard cream filling (less whipped cream) with meringue and is finished with powdered sugar. Zagrebačka kremšnita has a characteristic chocolate icing instead of the puff pastry top, while maintaining the puff pastry base. The classic recipe for Samoborska kremšnita is considered to be designed by Đuro Lukačić in the early 1950s, based on different earlier variants found in patisseries of Zagreb.[6]

In Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Montenegro[edit]


In Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Montenegro, the dish is known as krempita 'cream pie'. It is usually prepared with puff pastry dough.[7] The filling is usually pure thick custard, less commonly combined with meringue (whipped egg whites and sugar) creme. A similar recipe with only meringue filling is called Šampita.

In Poland[edit]

In Romania[edit]

Is made out of filo pastry of usually three layers with cream on top and crumble sprinkled on it.

Creme schnitte romanian version

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Hrvatski jezični portal - Kremšnita". Retrieved 25 April 2020.
  2. ^ "Hrvatski jezični portal - Kremšnita". Retrieved 25 April 2020.
  3. ^ "Bled: praznovanje ob 10-milijonti kremni rezini" (in Slovenian). RTV Slovenia. 2009-10-10. Retrieved 2011-01-01.
  4. ^ "Deset milijonov originalnih blejskih kremnih rezin" (in Slovenian). Dnevnik Newspaper. 2009-10-12. Retrieved 2011-01-01.
  5. ^ "Na Bledu praznujejo desetmilijonto kremšnito" (in Slovenian). Večer Newspaper. 2009-10-10. Retrieved 2011-01-01.
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-05-25. Retrieved 2012-02-01.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ Rolek, Barbara. "Serbian Custard Slice Recipe - Krem Pita". Eastern European Food. Retrieved 8 May 2012.