Cheese pie recipe

Cheese Pie

Cheese Pie

Ingredients

  • baked pie shell
  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • 3/4 cups sugar
  • 2/3 cups milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon flavoring (vanilla or lemon for instance)

Directions

filling
1. Cream cheese and sugar, slowly add milk and egg yolks
2. Add melted butter and flavoring.
3. Mix thoroughly, and put into baked pie shell.
4. Bake in moderate [350 degree] oven until mixture is set. [30-40 minutes]
meringue
5. Make a meringue of the two stiffly beaten egg whites, and two tablespoons sugar, and spread over the top.
6. Return to the oven and brown slowly. [Not over 350, 15-20 minutes]
7. This mixture is enough for one pie or six little tarts.

Note

My additions to the original cook book recipe are set off in brackets.

This is a very flexible recipe. I used ricotta instead of cottage cheese, and lemon juice (about one tablespoon) instead of lemon flavoring.

Be sure to spread meringue to very edge of pie.

You could use a store-bought crust--either regular pastry or graham cracker--if you prefer. Next time I'll probably leave off the meringue and top with a fruit topping.

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