Sunday, 2 September 2012

Lingonberry pie - Lingonpaj

My two boys call saturday, the "goodies" day. So this saturday I wanted to bake something for them instead of buying them sweets in a bag. I had some fromage frais in the fridge, which was close to its best before date and since autumn really well and truly arrived a couple of days ago,  I thought it might be appropriate to use some lingonberries from the freezer and just make something quick and easy. I like making this frequently, especially in the colder's sweet and tart, it's comfort food..well, dessert anyway!:)

Lingonberry pie (oven tray size)

sponge base:

2 eggs
2dl sugar
2dl butter or margarine, melted (for this recipe I like using liquid marg.)
2dl milk
4 dl plain flour
3,5 tsp baking powder

fromage frais topping: 

500gr fromage frais (full fat or low fat)
2dl sugar
2 eggs
(optional 1dl double cream if the topping seems too thick)

+ 200gr frozen lingonberries on top.

Start by mixing together the ingredients for the topping and place it in the refrigerator to keep cool.

Pre heat the oven to 225 degrees centigrade.

For the sponge, whisk eggs and sugar to a light whip, continue mixing while adding the liquid margarine. Sift together flour and baking powder. Fold the flour into the egg mixture alternately with the milk. The batter will have a nice smooth appearance.

Line an oven tray with parchment paper and pour in the batter evenly with the help of a spatula. Take the cool fromage frais topping and add onto the sponge base. Cover the unbaked pie with lingonberries and bake for 20mins until golden. (With fan assisted ovens lower the temperature or bake for a shorter amount of time.)

Simple and tasty!

(translation: fromage frais I find is the best word to describe the words kvarg in the swedish language and maitorahka in the finnish language. Other words are; cream cheese, curd, quark)


  1. Moi. Ajattelin tehdä tätä Kristianille. Miten mustikat kävisi ja käykö sellainen urheilijarahka kun meillä on aina sitä jääkaapissa. Mun dieetti taitaa olla tuhoon tuomittu tämän Sun blogin myötä. Sanna

    1. Juu, kaikki käy :)
      Ja kyllä sitä itse saa vähän syödä ;)