Authentic German Cheesecake

Authentic German Cheesecake

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"My mom searched for years for an authentic German cheesecake recipe, but Germans use 'quark', an ingredient not readily available in the U.S. This recipe uses cottage cheese in place of quark and makes its own crust while baking."

Ingredients

7 h 30 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 371 cals
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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 371 kcal
  • 19%
  • Fat:
  • 24.1 g
  • 37%
  • Carbs:
  • 30.1g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 9.9 g
  • 20%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 129 mg
  • 43%
  • Sodium:
  • 342 mg
  • 14%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease the bottom and halfway up the sides of a 9 inch springform pan. Mix together the sugar, cornstarch, and flour and set aside.
  2. Combine the cream cheese and cottage cheese; beat with an electric mixer at high speed until smooth and fluffy. Beat in the softened butter. Gradually add the sugar mixture, beating until combined. Add the eggs one at a time, blending well and scraping down the bowl after each addition. Stir in the lemon juice and vanilla and mix just until smooth.
  3. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 1 hour and 10 minutes. Turn off the oven and let the cheesecake rest in the oven with the door closed for 2 hours. Remove and cool on a wire rack. Chill for 4 hours or overnight.

Footnotes

  • Editor's Note:
  • If you can find quark, substitute it for the cottage cheese in the recipe.
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I lived in Germany many years ago and loved eating cheesecake, but the cheesecake recipes in the US are very different. This recipe is the closest I've found to a traditional German cheesecake.

Delicious! If anyone wants to play with these ingredients, I found some substitutions for quark (which is what real german cheesecake is made of)...here they are... Note: There are 3 substitu...

Okay, I hate having to give this a bad review. Okay here we go. I made 2 of these, one with the ingredients listed with cottage cheese, and the 2nd with quark(in the place of cottage cheese), si...