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  1. --CRUST-- 2 c Unbleached Flour

  2. 1/2 t Salt

  3. 2 t Sugar; Granulated

  4. 4 T Butter; Chilled,

  5. 3 T Shortening; Chilled

  6. 5 T Water; Cold

  7. --FILLING-- 1/2 c Cottage Cheese

  8. 1 c Heavy Cream

  9. 1/4 c Cream Sherry

  10. 3 Eggs; Large

  11. 2 Egg Yolks, Large

  12. 1/3 c Sugar; Granulated

  13. 2 T Rosewater

  14. 1/2 t Nutmeg; Grated

  15. 1/4 t Cinnamon; Ground

  16. 1/4 c Currants; Dried

  17. 30 minutes. Preheat the oven to

  18. 450 degrees F. When the pastry has chilled, roll it out on a pastry board to a thickness of 1/8-inch. The easiest way is to roll the dough between

  19. 2 sheets of waxed paper. Roll the dough up onto the rolling pin and transfer it to a 9-inch pie tin. Gently press it into the tin without stretching it. Use the excess pastry to make flutes or cut away the excess with a sharp knife or scissors. Prick the bottom of the pastry shell thoroughly to prevent trapped air from bubbling the dough. Butter a sheet of aluminum foil and place the foil down into the shell. Weight it down with weights or beans to keep the crust from lifting up. Bake the crust for 7 to 10 minutes then remove the weight and the foil. Return the crust to the oven and continue baking for another

  20. 8 to 10 minutes or until the crust is lightly browned. If you have difficulty rolling out the dough, do not reroll it; just patch the tears or holes. Rerolling will make the pastry tough. FILLING: Preheat the oven to

  21. 350 degrees F. Press the cottage cheese through a sieve. In a small saucepan, gently heat the cream and the sherry until steamy, do not allow it to scorch. In a mixing bowl, beat together the eggs, egg yolks, sugar, rosewater, and the spices until frothy -- about 5 minutes. In a large mixing bowl, beat the cottage cheese until it is smooth then add the egg mixture and blend well. Add the hot cream and sherry slowly to the cheese mixture and beat until well blended. Stir in the currants and pour the mixture into the prepared crust. Bake for about 30 minutes, then allow to cool. Chill and sprinkle with cinnamon.


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