This is a simplified version of a family holiday tradition. Never a holiday goes by without this delicious treat, and soooo much easier today. Serve warm or chilled. Try replacing the heavy cream with half-and-half, eggnog, or evaporated milk.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 10 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a casserole dish with butter.

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  • Stir beaten eggs, cottage cheese, cream, sugar, vanilla extract, nutmeg, and salt together in a bowl; pour into prepared casserole dish.

  • Bake in preheated oven until set and completely browned on top, about 1 hour. Set aside to cool.

Nutrition Facts

423 calories; protein 15.8g 32% DV; carbohydrates 23.2g 8% DV; fat 30.1g 46% DV; cholesterol 213.2mg 71% DV; sodium 709.6mg 28% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (3)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
11/26/2014
I just made it and it came out great. Reminds me of my grandmothers.. Read More

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
12/19/2012
well...I'm not a fan. Sorry I was excited about this recipe and since 4% cottage cheese is all I buy I thought the ingredients would work well. Obviously it didn't. While easy to follow the raw mix tasted rather nice. Yes I'm one to taste something with raw eggs in it I don't apologize for that I totally need to know if the flavor seems to be good. And it was. As I followed to a T placed in the dish and put in the oven I looked eagerly in the window of the oven pacing back and forth the smell seemed suttled and looked like it was right on track but the baking took longer to get completely brown on top over an hour and a half so I pulled it out waited until it cooled. Used a cutting circle for the center(for presentation) and proceeded to scoop out a corner for tasting but to see all this water like substance pouring out into the spot I scooped out & defungled over my dismay it was just gushing with fluids. I thought ok?! tasted the portion I scooped it was a bit odd in flavor & texture. Hubby also tried it and said tastes like weird cheese. Yes okay that's the thought as well just not out loud. Each one of my kids said "we don't like it. What is it?" Needless to say I went back and looked & looked over the recipe a dozen times thinking what is wrong with this recipe there is no water in it other then in the cottage cheese..possibly should have strained the cottage cheese with cheese cloth 1st? Not sure won't make again. Sorry. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
12/18/2012
well...I'm not a fan. Sorry I was excited about this recipe and since 4% cottage cheese is all I buy I thought the ingredients would work well. Obviously it didn't. While easy to follow the raw mix tasted rather nice. Yes I'm one to taste something with raw eggs in it I don't apologize for that I totally need to know if the flavor seems to be good. And it was. As I followed to a T placed in the dish and put in the oven I looked eagerly in the window of the oven pacing back and forth the smell seemed suttled and looked like it was right on track but the baking took longer to get completely brown on top over an hour and a half so I pulled it out waited until it cooled. Used a cutting circle for the center(for presentation) and proceeded to scoop out a corner for tasting but to see all this water like substance pouring out into the spot I scooped out & defungled over my dismay it was just gushing with fluids. I thought ok?! tasted the portion I scooped it was a bit odd in flavor & texture. Hubby also tried it and said tastes like weird cheese. Yes okay that's the thought as well just not out loud. Each one of my kids said "we don't like it. What is it?" Needless to say I went back and looked & looked over the recipe a dozen times thinking what is wrong with this recipe there is no water in it other then in the cottage cheese..possibly should have strained the cottage cheese with cheese cloth 1st? Not sure won't make again. Sorry. Read More
(5)
Rating: 2 stars
12/24/2013
I was disappointed as this recipe was not like the Ostakaka my mother-in-law always made for Christmas. I had hopes to find something that was easy that matched the taste and consistency. This was easy however did not meet my families standards.. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/25/2014
I just made it and it came out great. Reminds me of my grandmothers.. Read More
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