Stockholm, SE

King's Day Tompouce

26-04-2016, by Mieke

Yay, tomorrow it's Koningsdag (King's day) in the Netherlands, a day where we celebrate the birthday of the King. People dress themselves in orange, the Dutch color, and they party the night before and the entire 27th of April. A typical mouthwatering snack during King's day, is the 'Oranje Tompouce', preferably bought at HEMA.

A tompouce is made of two layers of puff pastry (bladerdeeg), a lot of whipped cream in between and a super sweet layer of glazing on top. It's sold all-year-round, but during the last week of April the color of the pink glazing will switch from pink to orange. 

Now that we live in Stockholm, I can't find myself a HEMA store, let alone an 'Oranje Tompouce'. Thet's why I decided to make them myself and change the recipe, so it's a little less unhealthy!

I swopped the cream for low fat greek yoghurt and I've made them half the size of the regular HEMA version. If you manage to eat only  one, you're skipping a lot of calories ;-)

Time: 20 minutes

Groceries for 4 pieces

2 sheets of puff pastry of 12cm - 12 cm, cut into 8 pieces of 6cm - 6cm

90g of Total 0% Greek style yoghurt

75g of orange marmelade (choose one with a high containing of oranges, which means the first ingredient on the list should be oranges)

45g of honey

Half a carrot

How to?

Puff pastry:

  • Preheat your over to 200ºc.
  • Make some holes in your puff pastry squares and place them on some baking paper.
  • Bake the squares in 15 minutes, until they're golden brown. Meanwhile, you can fix the filling and the 'glazing'.

Filling and glazing:

  • Add the marmelade and the honey and mix them together.
  • Stir 40g of this mixture through the yoghurt and put it in a little plastic bag.
  • The other 80g of the mixture will be your 'glazing'. Add 6 tsp. of carrot rasp to it to give the glazing the orange color.


  • Let the squares cool down for some minutes.
  • Divide the 'glazing' over 4 of the puff pastry squares and start building your tompouces.
  • Start with one layer of puff pastry without the glazing.
  • Cut a little hole in your plastic bag and zigzag the yoghurt on the squares.
  • Add the glazed squares on top.


I'm not gonna lie, my take on the tompouce is still a guilty pleasure. The puff pastry gives a lot of taste, but is not your day-to-day healthy option. However, as you can see this version contains less sugar and fat than the original HEMA one. It's also half the size, which makes a huge difference.

Containing per serving
GIVERS tompouce
1/2 HEMA tompouce
HEMA tompouce
Energy 150kcal 140kcal 280kcal
Protein 4g 1g 2g
Carbohydrates 25g 19g 38g
Sugar 7g 15g 30g
Fatt 4g 6g 12g
  of which saturated 2g 3g 6g
Salt 285mg 0g 0g
Calcium 3g 0g 0g

Source: MyFitnessPall

So, are you celebrating King's day tomorrow? And will you serve yourself a delicious 'Oranje tompouce' à la Givers? If so, let me know what you thought of it!

Enjoy your Koningsdag!

Orange kisses, Mieke

Nice to meet you, my name is Mieke Geevers; Givers.

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