In traditional German cuisine, it’s not just savory dishes that are successful. In the sweet pies category, I suggest you try this delicious cheesecake. Hmm…bon appetit!

Dough Ingredients

  • 250 grams of wheat flour
  • 50 grams of sugar
  • 150 grams of unsalted butter
  • 1 yolk

Filling Ingredients

  • 750 grams of low-fat cottage cheese
  • 125 grams of sugar
  • 4 excited
  • 4 egg whites
  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Preparation Mode

  1. Line the bottom of a 22 cm round pan with a removable bottom, 4 cm high, with baking paper.
  2. For the dough, process the flour, sugar and butter until crumbly.
  3. Add the egg yolk and two spoons of water, combining the ingredients until you obtain a dough.
  4. If necessary, add another spoonful of water.
  5. Form the dough into a ball, wrap it in cling film and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  6. Preheat the oven to 180ºC.
  7. Roll out the dough to a thickness of 5 mm and cover the entire pan (bottom and sides).
  8. Place a circle of parchment paper over the dough and place raw beans on it.
  9. Bake for 20 minutes, remove, remove the beans and paper and bake for another 5 minutes.

Filling preparation method

  1. Process the cottage cheese, sugar, egg yolks, zest, lemon juice and vanilla until creamy.
  2. Beat the egg whites and pour them into the cream cheese and mix well.
  3. Place the filling in the pan over the baked dough.
  4. Bake until the cheesecake is tall and golden.
  5. Turn off the oven, open the door but do not remove the cheesecake.
  6. Let the cheesecake cool in the oven.

Mom Tips

After covering the shape with the dough, use a knife to cut off any excess dough that remains beyond the edge of the shape.

The dough can be baked a day in advance. Store in an airtight container.

In German cuisine, the cheese used is quark cheese (a type of curdled cheese made from yogurt, very common in Germany).

Approximate yield of 10 servings.

See also the pineapple cheesecake recipe.


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