If you’ve never tried cottage cheese in a pie, you’ll be delighted with this creamy cheese flavored custard pie. It’s something a little different and definitely worth the effort.
1 (9-inch) pie shell
1 1/2 cups cottage cheese, creamed
4 tablespoons melted butter
1/2 cup white sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon lemon zest
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
1/4 cup milk
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Separate the eggs.
Press the cottage cheese through a sieve 2 times.
In a bowl, combine the cottage cheese, butter, sugar, salt, flour, lemon zest, unbeaten egg yolks, raisins, walnuts and milk. Stir well.
In another bowl, beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form. Fold egg whites into cheese mixture. Bake for 30 minutes, or until brown and firm.