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Cheese Custard

Cheese Custard

Sometimes callled cottage cheese pie, this is an old Pennsylvania Dutch recipe.

  • 1 - container (16oz.) small curd cottage cheese
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 T. flour
  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • 3 eggs, separated
  • 1-1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1 can (12 oz.) evaporated milk
  • pastry for 2 - 8" or 9" pie shells
  • cinnamon

Preparation -
Empty the cottage cheese into a colander or strainer to drain off the watery liquid for about an hour. Meanwhile, line 2 - 8" or 9" pie pans with pie dough; trim and flute the top edges. Mix the sugar, flour, nutmeg and salt together; set aside. Place the drained cottage cheese in a separate bowl. Add the lemon juice, egg yolks, milk, and evaporated milk. Combine the mixture with the dry ingredients and mix well. In a separate bowl, beat the egg whites until stiff. Fold the beaten egg whites into the batter. Pour the batter into 2 unbaked pie shells. Sprinkle very lightly with cinnamon. Bake in a preheated oven at 400º for 15 minutes. Reduce the oven temperature to 350º and bake for 25 more minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on wire racks at room temperature, then chill in the refrigerator before serving.

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