Cottage Cheese Apple Pie

1. Q. I am from the north and am craving fresh apples. What's your favorite recipe or do you cook?

A. My favorite recipe straight is from my old mama's cookbook in Tennessee. Try this:


2 eggs
3/4 cup sugar
1/8 tsp. salt
1 cup scalded coffee cream
3/4 cup milk
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup cottage cheese
1 cups thinly sliced apples
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
NOTE: use 1 per cent low fat milk, 1 per cent milk fat cottage cheese.

Beat eggs slightly; add cup sugar, salt, coffee cream, milk, vanilla, and cottage cheese. Set aside. Peel, core and slice 3 or 4 medium to large apples (enough to amply fill the pie pan; they will reduce in volume a bit when cooked). Mix apples with 1/4 cup sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg, adding additional sugar if necessary. Turn into a 9-inch pastry-lined pie plate. Bake at 425 degrees for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 325 degrees; add custard mixture and continue baking for 40 minutes or until mixture sets and is a golden brown.

Cooking time: 55 minutes. Preparation time complete: 1 1/2 hours.

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