wisconsin breakfast cheese pie

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By Marsha Gardner
from Florala, AL

In 1980 while living in Western NY I took 5 teenagers to Green Lake, WI for Camp. We had this Cheese Pie in the dining hall twice while we were there. When I returned a couple of years later with a group on a mission trip I scoured local shops for a cookbook with the recipe. It has become a favorite of our brunch dishes.

★★★★★ 1 Review
serves 12
cook time 1 Hr 30 Min

Ingredients For wisconsin breakfast cheese pie

  • FILLING
  • 2 lb
    ricotta cheese
  • 2 lg
    eggs
  • 1/4 tsp
    kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp
    lemon juice, fresh
  • 1/2 tsp
    lemon zest
  • BATTER
  • 1 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1/2 c
    sugar
  • 1 Tbsp
    baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp
    kosher salt
  • 1 c
    butter, unsalted, melted
  • 2 lg
    egg
  • 1/4 c
    milk
  • 1 tsp
    pure vanilla extract
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How To Make wisconsin breakfast cheese pie

  • 1
    In a large mixing bowl, combine all the filling ingredients and blend well. Set aside.
  • 2
    Preheat oven to 300-degrees. In a large bowl combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt; mix well. Add the melted butter, eggs, milk and vanilla and mix lightly but thoroughly by hand.
  • 3
    Spoon half of the batter into 2 greased 9-inch pie pans. Top with filling, spreading out with a spoon, but don't mix in.
  • 4
    Drop remaining batter on top of the filling by small spoonfuls, spreading out gently to cover filling as thoroughly as possible. (It will all come together during baking.)
  • 5
    Bake for 1 1/2 hours. Cut into wedges and serve with fresh fruit sauce and bacon.
  • 6
    I have served this with stewed rhubarb, applesauce and a strawberry/raspberry sauce. It depends on the season and what I have on hand.

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