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Here is how to make the cottage pie
I can’t say cottage cheese pie is my favorite. This humble pie is unusual but still tasty. The directions a little vague. If you give it a try, I’d love to hear your thoughts and suggestions…
Prepare a homemade pie crust or use a packaged crust. Place the crust into a pie pan and crimp the edge.
Dissolve cornstarch in cream. Drain the cheese and rub it through a sieve, twice. Add butter.
Separate eggs. Beat yolks until light. Add sugar and beat until thoroughly blended. Add cheese, cream, lemon juice, rind, and cinnamon.
Beat egg whites until stiff.
Fold the egg whites into the mixture, reserving just a little of the whites to spread on the crust before filling.
Brush the pastry in the pie plate with reserved egg white. Pour the cheese mixture into the pie crust.
Bake the pie in a moderate oven (350 degrees F.) 25 to 35 minutes.
Cottage Cheese Pie
- 2 1/2 tsp. cornstarch
- 1/2 cup cream
- 1/2 pound cottage cheese
- 1 Tablespoon melted butter
- 2 eggs
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 2 tsp. lemon juice
- grated rind of 1/4 lemon
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- plain pie pastry (9-inch)
- powdered sugar
I attempted to drain and rub the cottage cheese through a sieve but since the small curd cottage cheese wasn’t very wet there was little to drain. Rubbing it through a sieve was not working and I wasn’t concerned that there would be small chunks of cheese in the finished pie.
Knowing I needed my stand mixer to beat the egg whites, I began by whisking the eggs and then sugar in a bowl, but ended up transferring to my stand mixer. When the cheese mixture was mixed, I transferred it to another bowl so I could beat the eggs in the mixer bowl.
I did not grease the pie dish before adding the pastry.
I loved that the suggested servings for this 9-inch pie is four 😉
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This was interesting to me, too, as I like those old fashioned recipes. They are so different that what we always see today. I visited via Mildred and am happy to know you.
Mary from Pile of Smiles.
Lowcarb team member says
Hi – I've just come across from Mildred's blog.
Lovely to read your post, and see your photo's.
I enjoyed it – thank you
All the best Jan
Hello Linda mae, yes, we did like this cottage cheese pie. It was a mild tasting, pleasant pie. Not too sweet. It wasn't creamy but not too lumpy either.
Linda mae says
Wondering if you like this pie. What did your family think of it?
Ann Thompson says
What a great book and such a treasure. Its in way better shape than the cookbook I got as a wedding present so many years ago
I currently have a link to your blog post on my blog. I have so many blog followers who love baking, cookbooks, photography etc. and I know they will enjoy your grandma's pie recipe!
What a sweet post, Lorraine. The cookbook is such a treasure. I have never heard of a cottage cheese pie but with the addition of lemon, it sounds wonderful. I like their suggested serving size, too! lol A delightful post.
I love the story about and the images from the cookbook. This looks yummy!! Thanks for sharing.