This pie has a lighter flavor than a traditional cream cheese one, and there are raisins and nuts that give the cottage cheese a wonderful texture. It bakes up brown and beautiful. Top it with fresh blueberries or strawberries.
INGREDIENTS (for 8 servings):
- 1 (9 inch) pie shell
- 1 1/2 cups cottage cheese, creamed
- 4 tablespoons melted butter
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon lemon zest
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
- 1/4 cup milk
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C).
Separate the eggs.
Press the cheese through a sieve 2 times. Add the butter, sugar, salt, flour, lemon zest, unbeaten egg yolks, raisins, chopped walnuts and milk. Stir well.
Beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form. Fold the egg whites into the cream cheese mixture.
Bake at 400 degrees F (205 degrees C) for 30 minutes or until browned and firm.