This is a neat, easy pie recipe common among Amish cooks. It's sort of a light, custardy pie. Many Amish cooks would make their own homemade cottage cheese, but you can use store-bought. Thhtis pie also features a bit of a hint of lemon too, which adds to the light, fluffy taste. Even if you are not a huge cottage cheese fan (I'm not), you'll still like this pie!
Traditional Amish Cottage Cheese Pie
Serves: 2 pies
- 1(16 ounce) package small curd cottage cheese
- 1 cup white sugar
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
- 1 pinch salt
- 3 egg yolks
- 3 egg whites 1
- (12 fluid ounce) can evaporated milk
- 1½ cups milk
- 2 (9 inch) pie shells
- Place cottage cheese in strainer and let drain for about 1 hour or until most of liquid has been drained.
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
- In a large bowl, combine cottage cheese, sugar, flour, lemon juice, salt, egg yolks, evaporated milk, and regular milk.
- Mix well.
- In a separate clean bowl, beat egg whites until firm.
- Fold into batter until smooth. Pour into pie crusts.
- Bake for 15 minutes at 425 degrees F (220 degrees C), then reduce oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) and bake for an additional 25 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean.
- Cool on racks, then refrigerate.
- Flavor improves if served a day after baking.
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