Croatian Cheese Pie

READY IN: 1hr 20mins
YIELD: 8 portions




  • Make dough following this schedule: flour, breadcrumbs, and lemon rinds, sugar, baking powder, salt, and vanilla flavored sugar and melted butter.
  • Mix everything in a bowl and at the end add egg yolks.
  • Mix some more and add sour cream. Mix more until you get nice greasy dough. If it is too greasy you can add some more flour.
  • When done, put into refrigerator for 2 hours.
  • After 2 hours, put the dough out and work a little to make it soft. Cut ¼ of the dough and put aside.
  • Prepare the stuffing by mixing well cheese, sour cream, yolks, sugar, and vanilla sugar.
  • Soak raisins in plum brandy or rum until swell up (usually 2 hours).
  • From egg white make “snow” and add into stuffing, and add raisins. At the end add grated lemon rinds.
  • Roll the rest of dough into ½ cm thin sheet. Cover the bottom of 28cm low rim cake pan with butter, and put onto it a dough sheet. Make sure that the rim is also covered with dough from inside.
  • Pour cheese stuffing on dough.
  • Roll the rest of the dough into thin sheet and put over the cheese making sure that it is covered.
  • Poke 10 holes with a fork on the cover.
  • Put the pie into preheated oven on 180°C and bake 50-60 minutes or until it gets light golden.