Cottage Cheese Pie


Adapted from: James Beard’s ~ American Cookery

Ingredients:

2 cups (1 pound) cottage cheese
2 tablespoons melted or softened butter
1 cup thin cream or milk
2 tablespoons lemon juice and 1 tsp grated lemon rind, or 1 tsp vanilla
1 cup sugar
1 tablespoon flour
3 egg yolks

Preheat Oven 350 degrees:

Sieve the cottage cheese or whirl in a blender until the curds are broken up. Add the butter, cream or milk, flavoring, sugar, flour and egg yolks. Beat or stir well to blend.

Crumb Crust for Pie:

1 ½ cups fine crumbs (such as graham cracker)
1/3 cup (about 6 tablespoons) butter
3 tablespoons white or brown sugar
Spices, cocoa, or unsweetened or semisweet chocolate

Place graham crackers into a food processor. Melt the butter over low heat. Remove from the heat, add the crumbs and sugar and blend well. If using spices or cocoa in the crust, add with the sugar. If using chocolate, add 1 ounce after it is melted. Stir over very low heat until the chocolate is liquid, then add the crumbs and sugar and blend.

Turn the crumb mixture into an 8 or 9 inch pie pan, spread rather evenly and firmly, over the bottom and up the sides. Bake pie crust 7–10 minutes, depending upon the thickness of the crust. This will firm the crust. Cool the crust for a few minutes then add the cottage cheese pie mixture.

Bake 35-40 minutes or until the toothpick test comes out clean from the center.

This pie is light, fluffy and very delicious, perfect ending to a good meal.

With Love,
Catherine
xo
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15 comments:

  1. Hi Catherine, I simply adore cheese pies and cakes. Your recipe is one I have to try, bookmarked!

    BTW- Love the new layout :)

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  2. Looks good and not too difficult.

    Joyce
    http://joycelansky.blogspot.com/2011/10/wordless-wednesday-hypnotist.html

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  3. looks delicious Catherine ! I love this kind of cakes, I hope you spend a good day ,a hug....

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  4. I will definitely try it in a gluten free version as soonest.
    Bye Catherine!

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  5. Deliziosa questa cheese pie, mi piace la tua versione! Ciao

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  6. Trovo questa torta fantasticamente deliziosa...brava. Ciao.

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  7. Oh my goodness! I think I just gained 2 lbs. looking at that lovely dessert :) Gotta have that Catherine! Beautifully done :)

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  8. This looks so good. Love trying different kinds of pie! A keeper!

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  9. I never had this kind of pie but I really love cottage cheese. Really, I will have to try!

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  10. I've made a similar kind of pie with the farmer's cheese, but never with the cottage cheese! I'm saving this, since the cottage cheese is cheaper and more widely available. The cheese pie is great for breakfast, it's very filling!

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  11. Does it taste similar to cheesecake? It looks delicious! Your photos are beautiful.

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  12. I have to admit I have never heard of this; that has to be the best part of being a food bloggger.
    Rita

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  13. Looks great and easy too. Have a great day.

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  14. Cottage cheese pie? I would of never guessed! Not only does it look just like cheesecake it looks heavenly delicious. I love this Catherine! xoxo

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  15. Like cheesecake...but healthier. I'm intrigued.

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