Valentine Strawberry Pie Unverified!

Yield: 6 Servings
One of two oddities in the collection -- a commercially-prepared recipe.

Ingredients

Crust

  • 1 cup sifted flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp grated lemon peel
  • 1/2 cup butter or margerine
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract

Filling

  • 1 1/2 cup drained cottage cheese
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp lemon juice

Topping

  • 2 10-oz pkg frozen strawberries
  • 2 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 Tbsp grated lemon peel
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • fresh strawberries

Preparation

Crust:

Combine, flour, sugar, lemon peel; make well in center. Cut butter or margarine into small pieces, add to dry ingredients. Add egg yolk and vanilla. Mix ingredients with fork until soft & well combined. Roll into ball. Press dough over bottom and sides of 10-inch pie plate; don't extend dough over rim. If dough becomes hard to handle, chill a few minutes. Prick with fork & bake in 400F oven 10 min. Cool before filling.

Filling:

Cream cottage cheese well; slowly add sugar, flour, salt & lemon peel. Add eggs and egg white one at a time, beating well after each. Ad vanilla & lemon juice. Pour into crust. Bake in 400F oven 30-35 min. until filling is set. Cool before topping.

Topping:

Combine thawed strawberries, cornstarch & sugar in small saucepan; cook over low heat, stirring constantly until thick and clear. Remove from heat; blend in lemon peel & juice. Cool slightly; spoon over pie. Garnish with sliced strawberries. Can be served at once or after chilling.