Sunday, May 25, 2008

May PPP - Cheese Pie

OK so I wanted to do Rhubarb pie this month but I can't get my hands on any Rhubarb so I settled for a cheese pie. It is SO good!

Cheese Pie 1

I got the original recipe from my Fabulous Niece Rebecca of Marvelous Pigs in Satin. You MUST check out her blog. I have changed the recipe just a tiny bit but will include the original information.

Rebecca's Cheese Pie
(healthful Cheesecake)

Crust:
1 1/4 cup crushed graham crackers
1/4 cup sugar
2 1/2 Tbsp butter
Mix together well in a food processor and pat into the bottom of a large pie pan.

Filling:
2 cups yogurt cheese **
1/2 cup sugar
2 Tbsp flour
1/2 tsp salt
3 large eggs
2 egg yolks
2 egg whites
2 Tbsp sugar

1. Preheat the oven to 325 deg F.
2. Mix Sugar, cheese, sugar, flour, salt, eggs, and yolks well.
3. Beat egg whites until soft peaks form, add sugar and beat till glossy peaks form.
4. Fold egg whites into filling mixture and pour into pie pan.
5. Bake at 325 for 45 minutes to one hour. Cool and serve.

Sauce

2 cups berries (strawberries or I like raspberries)
3 Tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp corn starch
Mix in a sauce pan and heat to a boil. Boil, stirring constantly for 1 minute. Cool and serve.

Cheese Pie 2

**
The original recipe called for
1 1/2 cups cottage cheese
1/2 cup cream cheese
1/4 cup yogurt

Rebecca said she has also used:
1 1/2 cups cream cheese
3/4 cup sour cream

You get yogurt cheese by straining yogurt for a while. I have tried this with store bought yogurt and it didn't really work. I tried it with home made yogurt and it works very quickly. In about an hour hour have nice thick yogurt cheese that looks a lot like Ricotta cheese.

How to you make yogurt??
You heat some milk to 120 deg F. You add a couple of heaping spoonfuls of plain yogurt to it and mix in well. I use 2 quarts of milk at a time and like that.
Then you put it into a small ice chest. I pour boiling hot water in there first and then drain it out. That heats up your box. I put towels around the jar to keep it warmer. Then you let it sit for 12 hour or over night. Then have lovely homemade yogurt to eat. It is a little watery compared to store bought but tastes better and you can strain it for a little while and thicken it up that way.

6 comments:

Cynthia said...

I have not found any rhubarb here, either.

I have been searching and searching!!!

Michelle said...

Yogurt is that easy to make? How interesting! Does it matter what kind of milk you use?

Jeanne said...

OK Lucy who is the kid playing super hero in the background?

whoopsiedaisiesgal said...

OMG - I LOVE rhubarb, I can't get it here either - would love to grow it, but I don't think it'll grow in Texas?? I grew up eating it like crazy in Indiana. So, yummy. Your pie looks good too, I may have to try that one.

cici said...

very delicious. your blog is very successfully. love from TURKEY (TURKİYE)
www.cafecihan.blogspot.com
My name is SİBEL. I live in İZMİR in TURKEY.
I like your blog and your aprons:))
you are very creative. congratulations.
I have got a son. his name is CİHAN. Cihan means Earth (or world).
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Almostgreat said...

HA!! I am my mother's daughter!! Looking at that slice of pie... the thing I noticed (other than tasty deliciousness) was the king/queen of the hill in the background!! Seems to be fun days at your house!

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