Cheese Blintz Recipe

This cheese blintz recipe is also great served with a dollop of fruit preserves on top!...

Ingredients:

1 Recipe Basic Crepes - cooked only on one side
1 cup small curd cottage cheese
1 package (3 oz.) cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon grated orange or lemon peel
2 tablespoons butter
Dairy sour cream


Directions - Cheese Blintz Recipe:

In a small bowl add cottage and cream cheeses with sugar, vanilla, and lemon zest. Mix well.

Spoon about 2 tablespoons of the cream cheese into the center of the browned side of each crepe. Fold your blintz in thirds (one edge to the center covering the cheese mixture, then the opposite edge to the center - overlapping in the middle). At this point, the blintz will resemble a rolled shape. Next, fold each open end of the blintz to the middle. Blintz should now resemble a square or pocket shape.

In a skillet or chafing dish melt butter. Add folded blintzes, seam side down, and cook until browned. Turn and cook on other side until browned. Serve hot and topped with sour cream.

Recipe yields about 12 blintzes.