5 from 1 vote
Cottage Cheese Pie
Servings: 16
Ingredients
  • 250 g flour 0.5 lb
  • 150 g margarine 5 oz
  • 100 g sugar 3.5 oz
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1/2 tsp grated lemon zest
  • 1-2 Tbsp milk if necessary
  • FILLING:
  • 3 egg whites
  • 500 g cottage cheese 1 lb 2 oz
  • 200 g sugar 7 oz
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp grated lemon zest
  • 4 Tbsp flour or 2 Tbsp semolina
Instructions
  1. DOUGH: Combine all ingredients, mixing them gently just until they are blended together – enough to be able to press the dough into the bottom of the pie plate and up the sides. Do NOT overwork.
  2. FILLING: Beat egg whites until stiff. In another bowl, mix cottage cheese with sugar, vanilla and lemon zest until smooth. Add flour and mix until incorporated. Fold in beaten egg whites.
  3. ASSEMBLE: Devide the dough in half. Roll out the dough. Press the dough into the bottom of the pan (6 cups volume) and up the sides. Spoon in cheese filling. Cover with the top crust.
  4. Bake at 190 (375 F) for about 30 minutes or until the crust is golden.