Friday, July 23, 2010

German Cottage Cheesecake...YUM!

Modern and healthy upgrade to an old family recipe! THIS is definitely one you NEED to try! SO, so good!

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Bottom layer (not really a crust):
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup ground walnuts
1/2 cup ground flax seed
3 1/2 whole graham crackers
4 TBSP butter or margerine
1/3 cup sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp salt
1 egg
3 TBSP milk
***finely grind the walnuts, flax, flour, and grahams in food processor. Add remaining ingredients to make a thick batter. Grease a 9x13" casserole pan, and spread batter evenly over bottom.

Cheese topping:
2 cups cottage cheese (I used fat free)
1 cup sour cream (I used light)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup sugar
few dashes salt
***mix well, ensuring eggs are well incorporated into mixture. Pour cheese mixture over bottom layer, and bake for 35-45 minutes depending on oven. Watch during last 10 minutes to make sure not overdone.

Frozen Strawberry Compote:
2 cups whole, unsweetened, frozen strawberries
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp thyme
1 TBSP balsamic vinegar

Let ingredients set in food processor to soften for about 20-30 minutes. Then pulse until you get a finely diced texture. Spoon over the top of warm German Cottage Cheesecake and ENJOY!

Delicious! Moist, cheesy, berry goodness!

Brendan approved! He ate 3 whole pieces! ...And I LET him, does that make me a bad mom?


  1. Good job Becky! You have the perfect personality to do this.... You are a great cook! Someday we will see you on Ellen! Thank YOU for putting your time into this, we will all enjoy these recipets! :)

  2. good one beck! thanks for the shout out! =-D
    LOVE the wine bit! damn! thats a big jug! what kind is it? lol! ;)
    love you, dani

  3. Actually...that was a ginormous bottle of Budweiser! Tim finds cool stuff like that for me and always picks them up on his travels. Gotta love it!

    Love you girls