Hungarian Delight


  • 4 cups flour
  • 3½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 cup vegetable shortening
  • ½ pint sour cream
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 egg yolks
  • grated rind of 1 lemon
  • 1 jar apricot preserves (first filling)
  • 3 egg whites (stiffly beaten; for second filling)
  • ½ cup sugar (for second filling)
  • 1 cup ground walnuts (for second filling)
  • 1 jar prune lekvar


  1. Cut the shortening into the flour, adding baking powder, salt, sugar, and the lemon rind. Add egg yolks and sour cream. Mix well.
  2. Make four equal balls, one for each layer. Roll out first ball and line well into greased 10x15x1 inch pan. Spread with apricot preserves.
  3. Roll out second ball, place over apricot filling and spread with nut filling.
  4. Roll out third ball, place over nut filling and spread with lekvar.
  5. Roll out fourth ball and place over lekvar. Bake at 350°F for 35-45 minutes.