Easter Pasha

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Recipe: #31794

April 14, 2019

"Recipe source: The Finnish Cookbook -- a make ahead dessert as this needs to set in the fridge for at least one day if not longer! A way to use up cottage cheese for a wonderful dessert!"

Original recipe yields 6-8 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (185.3 g)
  • Calories 596.1
  • Total Fat - 32.5 g
  • Saturated Fat - 12.3 g
  • Cholesterol - 897.3 mg
  • Sodium - 123.9 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 61.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2 g
  • Sugars - 50.7 g
  • Protein - 17.8 g
  • Calcium - 176 mg
  • Iron - 3.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 2 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step 1

Force the cottage cheese through a strainer or (easier) process in a blender until smooth. Add the next 3 ingredients (-egg yolks), whirl in blender combining well or mix in a bowl if using the strainer option. Sri in next 4 ingredients (-raisins) and mix until blended.

Step 2

(Interesting step for kids) -- Wash a clay flower pot (needs to be the type with a hole in the bottom) that is at least 6 inches deep and line the flower pot with several layers of cheese cloth. Press the pasha mixture into the lined pot and place a weight on top. Set on a pack in a pan to catch the liquid that will drain off and put in the refrigerator for at least one day (but it will be better if allowed to set for 2-3 days) -- removing any dry spots.

Step 3

Unmold on a serving plate and remove the cheesecloth carefully.

Step 4

Garnish with whipped cream and fruit and serve with additional whipped cream and fruit to spoon over individual servings.

Tips & Variations

  • Clay flower pot (the type with a hold in bottom) - 6-8 inches deep
  • Cheesecloth

Tags : Desserts