Another Fabulous Recipe - Baked Cheese in Flaky Pastry

As today was crazy busy after Christmas, and I have company to entertain tomorrow search continued for new (easy) and delicious recipes for Holiday entertaining.  This one I had found before but had forgotten, I won't forget it again.  Here's another one from Daisy Brand,

Baked Cheese in Flaky Pastry         Daisy

Baked Cheese in Flaky Pastry

Prep Time: 15 MINUTES

Time to Table: 30 MINUTES


Serves: 6



  • 1/2 cup Daisy Cottage Cheese
  • 1/3 cup sweetened dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup shredded Swiss cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 6 sheets frozen phyllo dough, thawed
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons apricot jam
  • Directions

    Mix the cottage cheese and the cranberries. Drain the liquid from the cottage cheese mixture by placing in a sieve lined with several layers of paper towels or coffee filters set in a bowl. Cover with more layers of paper towel and weight down with a small food can. Refrigerate 8 hours or overnight. Mix the cottage cheese fruit mixture with Swiss cheese and the crushed red pepper; set aside. Unfold phyllo dough and place 2 sheets on baking sheet. Brush with butter. Place 2 more sheets across buttered sheets, forming an X. Brush with butter. Place 2 more sheets diagonally over original sheets. Brush with butter. Pat the drained cottage cheese mixture into 4-inch disc on the middle of the dough sheets. Spoon the jam on top of cottage cheese mixture. Pull edges of phyllo up to form a ball, twisting the top to seal the dough. Brush all over with butter. Bake at 375 degrees for 15-18 minute or until golden brown. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving. *If desired, raspberry jam may be used instead of apricot.


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Comment balloon 17 commentsLisa Von Domek • December 26 2015 02:55PM


Nice interesting recipe.

Posted by Linda Guess, Branson area real estate sales. (Keller Williams Tri-Lakes Branson, MO) about 5 years ago

Lisa if it has cheese it has to be good.  This looks excellent to me :)

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) about 5 years ago

Oh dear, looks wonderful!  Thanks for sharing,

Posted by Joan Dickie, Keller Williams Premier Realty (Keller Williams Premier Realty) about 5 years ago

Very interesting recipe!  Thanks for sharing.  I'll have to keep this in mind for an open house!

Posted by Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA, Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties ( about 5 years ago

Sounds FAB Mrs. Von D.....

Posted by Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today! (Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092) about 5 years ago

Looks amazing Lisa Von Domek .....I'll give this to Aimee now ....

Hope you had a very MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Posted by Rob Thomas, Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro (Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954) about 5 years ago

I'd be game to try it.  But I'd have to try it before I made it.  I however love bree with nuts and fruite baked in phyllo.

Posted by Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668) about 5 years ago

Hi Lisa - looks like a nice recipe.  I end up getting my recipes from Google which usually ends up landing on Food Network.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) about 5 years ago

I am definitely going to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing. 

Posted by Joyce Marsh, Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Luxury Real Estate (Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC) about 5 years ago


The baked cheese in flaky pastry sounds like a delicious recipe.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) about 5 years ago

Good morning Lisa. Thank you for sharing the recipe, will share it with a few friends.

Posted by Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life (Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709) about 5 years ago

Looks delicious, Lisa.  I love cheese and the pastry cover just adds to the taste.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) about 5 years ago

Hi Lisa.  That looks like an awesome recipe.  Thanks for sharing.

Posted by Conrad Allen, Webster, Ma, Realtor (Re/Max Professional Associates) about 5 years ago

Lisa, this cheese snack sure does sound good, and will have to copy it for future use! 

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) about 5 years ago

Lisa Von Domek Thanks for the very delicious recipe baked cheese in flaky pastry.

Posted by John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service (Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest) about 5 years ago

Hello Lisa, that would taste so good on this cool evening in Austin, have a terrific Sunday evening.

Posted by ba`B Ratliff, "Sold with Bob" (Robert Ratliff Realty) about 5 years ago

Oh my, sounds so tempting, Lisa Von Domek Mght have to go shopping tomorrow.

Posted by Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor (Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate) about 5 years ago

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