Cream Cheese Recipes Include Cheese Paska

This combination of cream cheese and cottage cheese with other delicious ingredients creates the most traditional of cream cheese recipes, Cheese Paska, and it’s perfect for Easter.

| January/February 2014

  • Cream cheese recipes, like this Cheese Paska, will go well with almost any holiday bread.
    Photo By Fotolia/Victoria p.

Lois Severson, Marlton, New Jersey, remembers her grandmother baking an Easter bread that contained raisins and had a thick ribbon of cottage cheese down the middle of the loaf. The cheese ribbon baked into a golden treat that tasted wonderful, she says.

Another type of Paska (in several Slovakian languages, the word means 'Easter') is also made for this holiday. It is made with cheese, eggs, sugar, cream, vanilla, almonds and currants. The mixture is molded and then served.

The following Cheese Paska recipe comes from


Recipe Box: Yeast Bread Recipes for Easter

Cream Cheese Recipes Include Cheese Paska

1 pound cream cheese
1 cup cream-style cottage cheese
1/4 pound butter
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon lemon rind
1 tablespoon orange rind
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup white raisins
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
1/3 cup chopped glace cherries
Glace cherries, cut in half, for garnish

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