This is Grandma Block’s original recipe, probably 100 years old. It uses old-fashioned cottage cheese, but Quark or ricotta will work well too. There is no cream cheese in this one.
For 9 or 10-inch pie or cake pan:
1½ cups flour
1 thick slab off a roll of butter (about 1 stick,1/4 lb.)
Pinch of baking powder
3/4 cup sugar
A little lemon rind
Put all together and work like pie crust. Pat into place in pie or cake pan..
1 cup Cottage Cheese (old fashioned kind), quark , or ricotta
mixed or put through strainer to make a smooth paste.
1 cup sugar
5 egg yolks
5 stiffly-beaten whites
1 teaspoon flour with cheese
½ pint cream
Slice in a few almonds very fine
Some juice of lemon
Pour this mixture into the crust.
Put a little sugar and cinnamon on top. Bake in pretty warm oven (375 degrees) for one hour.
Adapted from "Recipes from a German Grandma"