Prep 20 mins
Cook 40 mins
Everyone in our family loves this casserole. It appeals equally to those who are finicky and others with more sophisticated tastes. We like a nonsweet filling, but you can replace the salt with a couple tablespoons of sugar if you prefer. This recipe can be doubled. Then bake it in a larger casserole for about an hour. Depending on the size of your blender, you may need to make the batter for the double recipe in two batches. Serve hot with sour creme.
- Mix the first 7 ingredients in a blender until blended.
- Add the flour and mix again.
- Pour half of batter mixture into a 9" square greased or Pam’d casserole.
- Bake at 350 for about 10 min or until set.
- Mix the remaining ingredients to make the filling.
- Spread filling evenly over the baked bottom layer.
- Re-stir the remaining batter and pour it over the filling, trying to cover all the cheese layer.
- Bake at 350 for about 40 min or until slightly browned.
- Optional - brush top with melted butter the last 5 minute.
I have wanted to make this for so long. I love blintz but it is so much work to make the crepes, then roll them, then fry them. I had such high hopes for this recipe, but I was really disappointed. The filling didn't take nearly sweet enough. I ended up putting jelly over the top and dribbled some honey too, and that made it ok but still not great. I also don't think the cooking time was long enough. I pulled it out of the oven after 45 minutes, and the middle of the top crust was definitely not cooked through. I couldn't tell until it was starting to cool...so it was too late to do anything about it. I still like the concept...maybe I'll try it again with the ingredients from my own blintz recipe.
As written, this was on the bland side. But when I took it from the oven, I spread a layer of blackberry jam over the top and let it melt a little. That made a big difference! It also reheats well in the microwave, and I think it would freeze as well.