Alivanca - a Moldavian Cheese Pie

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Recipe by superbuna

This cheese dish makes its own crust! It is usually served hot, cut into squares, with a dollop of sour cream on top. I have made some simple variations to it. They are listed after the directions.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Butter a 7"x11"x2" oven safe dish.
  3. In mixer or food processor add ingredients in order given.
  4. Beat or process until mixture is smooth.
  5. Pour cheese mixture into dish and bake about 35 minutes. Check at 30 minutes.
  6. If top is nicely browned and a knife plunged into center of dish comes out clean, it's done.
  7. Cut into squares while hot.
  8. Can be served with sour cream on top.
  9. My Variations.
  10. Mix in just before baking:.
  11. Some chopped dill and a tablespoon of sugar.
  12. Another way is to mix in a handful of sharp grated cheese like sharp cheddar or even some feta cheese.
  13. I have even made a sweet cheesecake from this by adding sugar to taste, grated lemon rind, and vanilla.

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