Being a die hard New Yorker, when it comes to cheesecake there is only one.
It must be extremely thick, not light and fluffy.
When I read the ingredients for this recipe - cottage cheese and sour cream-
I was sure the consistency would not live up to my standards.
Oh, how wrong I was......
Starting with the sweet tart dough that came together so well, and
then the filling, everything turned out perfectly.
I did not put any fruit in the mix for a change but used an apricot glaze
on top. This was one of the most delicious tarts I have ever tasted.
Two thumbs up for Dorie on this one.Per Tricia~
It has been a great "Dorie Food" week around here - first with the
wonderful CoconutTapioca and now with this crazy good tart.
My husband has been in his glory.
I tend to like just about any cheesecake, ricotta cake or such but don't recall
using cottage cheese ever before. While I don't dislike cottage cheese I was
curious to how this would fly. My answer came when the Cuisinart food
processor turned the ingredients into a rich, creamy yellow consistency.
It looked fabulous and only got better with each step.
I was even able to salvage it when I forgot to throw the dried berries
in BEFORE adding the filling (yes, they sink- all was well)
This one is a true keeper. In my opinion the "company worthy" results
far exceeded the effort involved. Frankly the toughest part of this for me
was keeping the partially baked tart crust from getting too brown when it cooked
with the cheese mixture inside. Quickly crafted foil protectors did the trick.
We enjoy strawberries with our cream cheese so in lieu of raisins
I opted for dried strawberries, then added strawberry jam on top.
Doris suggested the tart could be served without the glaze and simply
have confectioner's sugar sprinkled on top. I opted for the red glazing
and loved how it looked and tasted.
My husband thought it was fabulous. It is basically a rich butter cookie with
a dense filling and fruit glaze. It is a wonderful rich, crazy good dessert.
This one is going on my "go-to" list of keepers. LOVED IT.
Happy French Friday ~