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Marja-Leena’s Finnish Cheesecake Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
robert schmauch

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
Crust:

1/2 cup butter
3 tablespoons white sugar
C&H Pure Cane Granulated Sugar 4 Lb
1 egg
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder

Filling:

1 cup cottage cheese
1/2 cup white sugar
2 eggs
1/3 cup melted butter
1/3 cup ground almonds
1/4 cup sour cream
lemon, juiced
1 lemon, zested, or more to taste
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:
Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9-inch pie plate.

Combine 1/2 cup butter and 3 tablespoons sugar in a bowl; beat with an electric mixer until creamy. Beat in 1 egg until well blended. Beat in flour and baking powder. Chill crust mixture for 30 minutes.

Spread crust mixture into the greased pie plate.

Combine cottage cheese, 1/2 cup sugar, 2 eggs, 1/3 cup melted butter, almonds, sour cream, lemon juice, lemon zest, and vanilla extract in a blender; blend until smooth. Pour over crust in the pie plate.

Bake in the preheated oven until set, about 40 minutes.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
8
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
1 hour 25 minutes
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Substitute yogurt for the sour cream if desired.
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