Túrós pite – Cottage cheese pie

by | Aug 22, 2019 | Desserts

If you want to eat a tasteful, soft and mellow cottage cheese pie, you have to make your own cake. Store-bought pie usually fall short of expectations, in order to avoid disappointment you’d better go into action.

Making túrós pite doesn’t require considerable effort, preparation and baking take about an hour. It’s a simple, but versatile cake: it can be eaten as a celebratory dessert, a breakfast snack, or a teatime treat.

The filling is not too sweet, I add only 100 g of sugar to one kilogram of cottage cheese because the aim is to have a fresh and sourish flavour. You can increase the amount of sugar if you don’t dust the top of the pie with powdered sugar, or you can add raisins: they give the filling sweetness, too.

Túrós pite - Cottage cheese pie
Túrós pite – cottage cheese pie – photo: zserbo.com
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Hungarian cottage cheese

This is what Hungarian túró looks like

You often ask me what kind of cottage cheese (or curd cheese or farmer's cheese - call it what you want) I use in the recipes. In Hungary the store-bought cottage cheese is dry and crumbly as you can see in the picture. So if a recipe calls for túró, I mean this type. If you can't obtain túró, you can try to make your own from whole milk. Click on the link below.

Metric system vs cup

In Hungary metric units are in use, all the recipes on this website are based on this system, so a kitchen scale is necessary. Since I’m not familiar with cup as a measurement unit, I convert grams to cups by using an online converter. The values in brackets, therefore, are only approximate volumes, so, please, double-check them before you start cooking.

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