Savory Cottage Cheese Pie

(I have no idea how old this recipe might be as it belonged to Dave Archer’s late mother, and according to Dave she would be well into her 90s were she still alive. It appears to be cut out of a magazine or off of some packaging. I have heard many wonderful tales of her cooking from Dave. This was quite good!)

  • 1 single pie crust
  • 2 c. cottage cheese
  • 2 c. mashed potatoes, hot
  • 3/4 c. sour cream
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 – 3 T. chives
  • 1 Tsp. salt
  • 1 1/2 T. butter



Prepare pie crust and line pan.

Cook and mash potatoes, set aside

In a large bowl mix cottage cheese and chives, add mashed potatoes, sour cream, salt, and eggs. Beat well.

Pour into pie crust, dot with butter and bake at 350 degrees for about 1 1/2 hours. (I don’t think mine too more than an hour)

Serve hot or cold.

(We added a small dollop of sour cream to the top when serving)


Dave Archer's mum, it's her recipe.

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Old World Apple Pie

This recipe comes from the cookbook “Southern Living: Our Best Recipes” 1971. It’s a good book for pie as I have at least 6 post-its marking a variety of recipes. I saw similar recipes elsewhere called Sour Cream Pie too.

2 c. chopped tart apples (I used 3 c.)

3/4 c. sugar (I used 1/2 c.)

2 T. flour

1/4 tsp. salt

1 egg, beaten

1/2 tsp. vanilla extract or powder (Yep, I used more)

1 c. sour cream

1 unbaked pie shell


1/3 c. butter

1/3 c. flour

1/3 c. brown sugar


Prepare pie crust and line pie pan.

Chop apples.

Combine flour, salt, sugar, egg, vanilla and cream. Beat until smooth.

Add apples and mix well.

Pour into pie can and bake in a 375 degree oven for 15 minutes, lower heat to 325 and bake another 20 minutes.

In a bowl mix topping until crumbly.  Top pie and bake an additional 20 minutes at 325 degrees.