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Apricot Cheese Pie

Cuisine: German
Type: Cheese, Fruit, Grains, Nuts
Courses: Pies
Serves: 8 people

Recipe Ingredients

1 1/4 cups 78g / 2.8ozQuick oats
1/4 teaspoon 1.3mlCinnamon
1 cup 146g / 5.1ozCottage cheese
3   Eggs
1/2 cup 118mlPineapple juice
1 teaspoon 5mlGrated orange rind
16   Apricot halves - drained
1/4 cup 49g / 1.7ozMelted butter or margarine
1/8 teaspoon 0.6mlGround nutmeg
1   Reduced calorie cream cheese
1/2 cup 118mlSliced dates
1 teaspoon 5mlVanilla extract
3/4 teaspoon 3.8mlCornstarch

Recipe Instructions

Combine oats, butter, cinnamon and 1/4 tsp. nutmeg in a small bowl. Press mixture onto bottom and up sides of a 9" pie plate. Bake at 425F for 7 to 10 minutes, until lightly browned.

Meanwhile, combine cottage cheese and cream cheese, eggs, dates, 1/3 cup pineapple juice, vanilla extract, orange zest and remaining nutmeg in a food processor or blender.

Blend until well mixed. Pour into cooled crust and bake at 350F for 30 to 35 minutes until filling is set.  Chill at least one hour. Combine remaining pineapple juice and cornstarch in a small saucepan.

Heat to boiling. Boil 1 minute, stirring constantly, until thickened and clear.  Arrange drained apricot halves on top of cheese filling and spoon pineapple glaze, evenly, over apricots. Refrigerate until glaze is set.

"The Cobbler Crusade" by Irene Ritter


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