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Traditional Cottage Cheese Cake

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Ingredients
For crusts
  Graham cracker crumbs 2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs)
  Sugar 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Melted butter/Margarine 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
For filling
  Cottage cheese 2 Pound
  Eggs 4 , separated
  Sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Sifted flour 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Lemon juice 2 Tablespoon
  Finely grated lemon rind 1 Teaspoon
Directions

Preheat oven to 325° F.
Mix crust ingredients and pat firmly over the bottom and up the sides of a 9" spring form pan.
Puree cottage cheese in an electric blender 1-2 minutes at high speed until smooth or press through a fine sieve; set aside.
Beat egg yolks until thick, slowly add sugar, and beat until the color of cream.
Beat in flour, lemon juice and rind, and cottage cheese.
In a separate bowl, beat egg whites to soft peaks; with a wire whisk mix into cheese mixture until completely blended.
Spoon into crust and bake 1 hour on center oven rack until lightly browned.
Turn off oven, open door, and let cake cool in oven 1/2 hour.
Lift to a wire rack and cool in pan to room temperature, remove spring form, cover cake with foil, and chill well before serving.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Chilling
Dish: 
Cake
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Cheese
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 643 Calories from Fat 234

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 26 g40.6%

Saturated Fat 13 g65.1%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 272.9 mg91%

Sodium 895.9 mg37.3%

Total Carbohydrates 67 g22.5%

Dietary Fiber 0.37 g1.5%

Sugars 53.8 g

Protein 35 g69.8%

Vitamin A 17.3% Vitamin C 8.4%

Calcium 24.1% Iron 9.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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Traditional Cottage Cheese Cake Recipe