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Fruit Cheese Cake

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Ingredients
For crust
  Butter 2 Ounce
For filling
  Canned sliced pineapple 15 Ounce (1 Can)
  Canned sour pitted cherries 14 Ounce (1 Can)
  Cottage cheese 8 Ounce
  Cream cheese 8 Ounce
  Plain flour 1 Ounce (2 Tablespoon)
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Egg yolk 1
  Iced water 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Vanilla essence 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Grated lemon rind 1 Teaspoon
  Eggs 2
  Melted unsalted butter 2 Tablespoon
  Hot milk 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Egg whites 3
  Castor sugar 4 Ounce (1/2 Cup)
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Preheat oven to temperature of 350 degrees.

MAKING
2) To make the pastry, into a bowl, sift the flour and rub in the butter. Add the beaten egg yolk and just enough cold water to make a dough which is firm.
3) Chill the dough for about 60 minutes and then roll out the pastry to a circle of 10-inches diameter.
4) Onto the bottom of a buttered 9-inch spring form tin, press the pastry. Press it 1-inch up-side of the tin.
5) With greaseproof paper, cover the pastry and sprinkle some dried beans all over.
6) In the preheated oven, blind bake for about 15 minutes, take out the paper and beans and bake for another 10 minutes or till the pastry is light golden brown in color.
7) Keep aside and allow the pastry to cool.
8) To make the filling, drain the cherries and pineapple.
9) Sieve the cottage cheese and beat it with the cream cheese, vanilla, salt, flour, lemon rind and 2 whole eggs.
10) Mix well and add the melted butter. Mix thoroughly again.
11) Add the hot milk and blend well and then fold in the egg whites which have been already whisked stiffly and mixed with the sugar.
12) Over the cooked pastry, arrange the drained fruits and then cover the fruits with the cheese mixture very carefully.
13) In a slow oven, bake for about 60 minutes at 300 degrees. Turn off the oven’s temperature and leave the cake in to cool it.

SERVING
14) Serve chilled.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Pie
Ingredient: 
Cheese
Preparation Time: 
60 Minutes
Cook Time: 
90 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
8

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