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Raspberry Cheese Blintz Bake

 Raspberry Cheese Blintz Bake
Any fruit topping works wonderfully with this twist on traditional blintzes. It puffs during baking and will fall a bit while standing. It makes a beautiful presentation. —Kristi Twohig, Waterloo, Wisconsin
12 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Bake: 40 min. + standing

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 6 Eggland's Best Eggs
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1-1/2 cups (12 ounces) sour cream
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Dash salt
  • FILLING:
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups (16 ounces) 4% cottage cheese
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • TOPPING:
  • 1 package (12 ounces) frozen unsweetened raspberries, thawed
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3/4 cup orange juice
  • Mandarin oranges, optional

Directions

  • Combine the first 11 ingredients in a blender. Cover and process

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Raspberry Cheese Blintz Bake (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • until smooth. Set aside 2 cups batter; pour remaining batter into a
  • greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish.
  • For filling, combine the egg yolks, vanilla, cottage cheese, cream
  • cheese and sugar in a blender. Cover and process until smooth. Spoon
  • filling over batter; cut through with a knife to swirl. Top with
  • reserved batter. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 40-45 minutes or
  • until center is just set (mixture will jiggle). Let stand for 10
  • minutes before cutting.
  • For topping, press raspberries through a strainer; discard seeds and
  • pulp. In a small saucepan, combine cornstarch and orange juice until
  • smooth; stir in raspberry puree. Bring to a boil. Cook and stir for
  • 2 minutes or until thickened. Serve with blintz bake. Top with
  • mandarin oranges if desired. Yield: 12 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 piece with 2 tablespoons sauce (calculated without mandarin oranges) equals 364 calories, 20 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 199 mg cholesterol, 365 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 12 g protein.