Dasha’s Cottage Cheese Pie

An old family recipe for a cottage cheese ‘pie’ baked in a square pan…so not really a ‘pie’ but not a square either! This recipe has a cake like bottom, cottage cheese filling & cake like top… slightly sweet but not too much sugar…baked to a golden brown. But it isn’t really a cake either! You will just have to make it & decide what to call it yourself!!

Eat this for  lunch, supper…or even a delicious snack. Baked cottage cheese has a delicious flavour & texture. I like to serve this with some strawberries & plain greek yoghurt, but just as good with any berries & whipped cream if you want! Or alone… a drizzle of maple syrup would be ok too! My family always used the sugary frozen sliced strawberries that came in a rectangular tin in the freezer section of the grocery store & I still like that too. Now I am more into the fresh berries…or if I don’t have any…I gently defrost the frozen ones. If you like your berries sweet..add a bit of sugar on them before defrosting them & just mix up after. Murray likes to eat it with his rhubarb compote…let me know if you want a recipe for that!!

On the Jewish holiday of Shavuot, dairy foods are eaten. This Cottage Cheese Pie is a nice addition to any dairy meal. This can be eaten at room temperature which is perfect for this holiday. Just take it out of the fridge & let it warm up a bit on the counter.

I do not know the origin of this recipe, but my aunt gave it to me many years ago.

 

Dasha’s Cottage Cheese Pie

Ingredients

Dough

1/2 cup butter

1/4 cup sugar

1 1/4 cup flour

1/2 tsp salt

2 tsp baking powder

2 eggs

3/4 cup milk

Filling

3 cups dry cottage cheese

4 tbsp melted butter

2 eggs, beaten

2 tbsp sugar

Method

Preheat oven to 350f   Grease an 8 x 8 square pan *** I used cooking spray but you could use butter

  1. Mix the butter, sugar, flour, salt, baking powder, eggs & milk together. I used my food processor. This makes a soft dough
  2. Put 1/3 of the dough into the prepared baking dish & reserve the other 2/3 *** I didn’t put enough filling on the bottoms mine is a bit ‘top heavy’ but it still tastes great!
  3. In a bowl, mix the dry cottage cheese, the melted butter, the beaten eggs & sugar together.
  4. Spread the cottage cheese filling evenly over the dough that is in the baking dish
  5. Put the rest of the dough evenly over the cottage cheese filling *** I put dollops of dough all over & then spread it out…
  6. Bake in the preheated oven for approx 1 hour until golden brown around the edges & dough is cooked through

***note…the original recipe calls for  1/2 of the amount of filling that I have used. I like a lot of filling. You can halve the cottage cheese amt, use 2 Tbsp of melted butter, 1 egg. 1 tbsp of sugar for the filling if you want it to be less…you can see from the picture how much cottage cheese filling there is in the one I made… the one with less filling..the cheese kind of disappears a bit…

Enjoy!

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Ingredients for the dough
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Dough is all mixed up
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Spread half of the dough in the prepared baking dish
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Ingredients for the filling….this is only half of the amount I used…
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Cottage cheese mixed with the butter, eggs & sugar

 

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Spread the filling over the dough

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Put the remaining dough over the cottage cheese filling
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Spread it out evenly
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Ready for the oven!
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YUM!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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