Sweet Matzo and Cottage-Cheese Pudding
3 (6-inch-square) matzos
1 pound cottage cheese
3 large eggs
7 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup pecans, chopped (2 ounces)
1/3 cup raisins
1/2 stick (1/4 cup) unsalted butter, melted
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
Soak matzos in cold water until slightly softened, 1 to 2 minutes. Drain on a rack.
Stir together cottage cheese, eggs, 6 tablespoons sugar, cinnamon, pecans and raisins.
Coat bottom and sides of an 8-inch square baking dish or pan with half of butter.
Put 1 matzo in dish and spread half of cottage-cheese mixture over it. Top with another matzo and remaining cottage-cheese mixture.
Top with remaining matzo, brush with remaining butter, and sprinkle with remaining tablespoon sugar.
Bake pudding in middle of oven until golden, puffed and set, about 1 hour. Cut into squares and serve pudding warm