Ingredients

For the Pie

  • Eggs- 4
  • Sugar- 200 grams (7 ounces)
  • Cottage cheese - 400 grams (14 ounces)
  • Soft unsalted butter - 180 grams (6.5 ounces)
  • Canned apricots - 1 can
  • Flour - 300 grams (10.5 ounces)
  • Baking powder - 8 grams (1.5 teaspoons)

Equipment

  • Blender

    A good quality blender will ensure a smooth and well-mixed batter. Pro Tip: Pulse the ingredients in intervals to avoid overmixing.

  • Pie Dish

    Use a non-stick pie dish for easy removal of the pie. Opt for a glass or ceramic dish for even baking.

  • Spatula

    A silicone spatula is perfect for scraping every last bit of batter from the bowl, so nothing goes to waste!

  • Oven

    Preheat your oven to ensure even baking. Always use an oven thermometer for accurate temperature reading.

  • Mixing Bowls

    Use large bowls to comfortably mix all your ingredients. Stainless steel bowls are durable and easy to clean.

Instructions

Step 1

Preparing the Batter

Thoroughly mix all ingredients. You can use a blender for a smoother batter.

Step 2

Baking the Pie

Bake at 355 degrees Fahrenheit (180 degrees Celsius) for 40-45 minutes.

Step 3

Enjoy

Serve and enjoy your deliciously soft and colorful cottage cheese apricot pie. 😋❤️

Servings

You've just baked a Cottage Cheese Apricot Pie, and now it's time to enjoy this delicious creation. Here are some serving suggestions and ideas to make your experience even more enjoyable and memorable. 🌟

Classic Style: Serve a slice of pie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. The creamy ice cream complements the soft and tangy cottage cheese perfectly, while also enhancing the sweetness of the apricots. 🍨

Fruit Extravaganza: Garnish each slice with fresh fruits like strawberries, blueberries, or peaches. This adds a burst of freshness and color to each serving. 🍓🍑🫐

Whipped Cream Wonder: Add a generous dollop of whipped cream on top of each slice for a classic dessert vibe. You can make it extra special with a sprinkle of cinnamon or a drizzle of honey. 🍯

Flavorful Syrups: Drizzle some caramel or chocolate syrup over the pie to give it an extra layer of sweetness and a touch of elegance. 🍫🍮

A Fresh Brew: Pair your pie with a cup of freshly brewed coffee or a glass of cold milk to balance the flavors. ☕🥛

With these serving ideas, your Cottage Cheese Apricot Pie will be the talk of the table! 🥳

Variations

Craving for *more inclusive pie options*? We've got you covered with these **gluten-free and vegan variations**! 🌱💚

Gluten-Free Version: Swap the regular flour with a gluten-free flour blend. Make sure the baking powder you use is also gluten-free. The texture will be just as fluffy and delightful! Gluten-free pie, no problem! 😉

Vegan Version: Replace the eggs with flax eggs (1 tablespoon of ground flaxseed mixed with 3 tablespoons of water per egg). Use a vegan butter substitute and replace cottage cheese with a dairy-free cheese alternative made from cashews or almonds. Don't forget to check if your canned apricots are free from any animal-derived products. Vegan-friendly and delicious! 🌿🥥

With these variations, everyone at your table can enjoy a slice (or two) of this amazing pie! 🥧😍

Faq

  • Why is my batter lumpy?

    It’s crucial to blend the ingredients thoroughly. Using a blender really helps to achieve a smooth batter. If you’re mixing by hand, be sure to whisk vigorously until lumps disappear.

  • Can I use fresh apricots instead of canned?

    Yes, you can use fresh apricots. Just make sure to peel and pit them before adding to the batter. You might need to adjust the sugar depending on the sweetness of your apricots.

  • Should I grease the pie dish?

    Yes, lightly grease your pie dish with unsalted butter or a non-stick spray to ensure easy removal of the pie once baked.

  • How do I know if the pie is done?

    The pie is done when the edges are golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. If it’s browning too fast but still not done inside, cover it with aluminum foil and continue baking.

  • Can I use another type of fruit?

    Absolutely! This recipe is versatile. Feel free to experiment with other fruits like peaches, pears, or berries for a different twist.

  • How can I store leftover pie?

    Store leftover pie in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To reheat, pop it in the oven at a low temperature until warmed through.

Nutrition facts

Try This Unique Cottage Cheese Apricot Pie
Recipe Yield:8 servings
Calories:Approximately 375 calories per serving
Calories (Min - Max):350 - 400
Total Fat:20 grams
Saturated Fat:12 grams
Protein:10 grams
Total Carbohydrate:35 grams
Total Sugars:20 grams