Russian Blueberry Zapekanka (Cheesecake)

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A tasty, healthy and kid-friendly idea for breakfast or dessert. Originally Zapekanka is made with tvorog (Farmer's cheese), but living in the US I usually use ricotta cheese instead. A must try if you haven't already!
Russian Blueberry Zapekanka (Cheesecake)

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons semolina
  • 4 tablespoons sour cream
  • 16 ounces ricotta cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 6 ounces blueberries (fresh or frozen)
Yield:
cake
Prep time:
30 minutes
Cook time:
40 minutes
Total time:
1 hour, 10 minutes
Yield: 1 cake | Prep time: 30 minutes | Cook time: 40 minutes | Total time: 1 hour, 10 minutes

Instructions

1. If you use frozen blueberries, let them stand at room temperature while you prepare the rest of the cake.
2. In a large bowl, mix together semolina and sour cream. Let stand for about 15-20 minutes.
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3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
4. Add ricotta cheese, eggs, vanilla extract, sugar and salt to the bowl. Mix well.
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5. Stir in blueberries.
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6. Transfer the cake batter to a cake pan. Bake for about 40-50 minutes, until the cake is set in the middle.
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7. Let cool and serve. Best served when cold.
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Addition

Guest June 21, 2019 9:30 AM
Great recipes!!! Best one I have tried and I have tried several zapekanka! I told my Russian friend about the blueberries and she said that was a GREAT addition!!! The only thing I added was some almond extract in addition to the vanilla! It gives it a little extra umph. Still extraordinarily delish!!! Thanks for sharing it
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alenatrs June 24, 2019 7:03 PM
You are very welcome! I'm so glad to hear that it's the best zapekanka you tried! And thank you for your awesome review!! - Alena
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Thanks for the comment

alenatrs August 9, 2014 11:39 PM
Thanks, jenifer, for the comment! I'm sure zapekanka with mixed berries will be even more delicious!
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Tasty

jenifer August 4, 2014 9:27 PM
Simple but tasty! I think next time I'll add mixed berries to this recipe.
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I made this zapekanka this

marianne September 15, 2013 1:49 PM
I made this zapekanka this morning. It was delicious. I made it as the recipe states and everyone loved it. Have saved it, will make it again for sure.
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