Iowa Maytag Tart (Blue Cheese Tart)

Marsha Gardner

By
@mrdick1950

I buy my blue cheese rounds from Maytag, the same company that makes washing machines. They have caves in Iowa that they mature the cheese in.

This recipe came in a booklet that arrived with my first round of blue cheese. It is so good.


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Serves:

8-16 depending on what course it is being served for

Cook:

20 Min

Ingredients

PIE CRUST

1 1/3 c
all purpose flour
1 Tbsp
sugar
1/4 tsp
kosher salt
1/4 c
shortening, chilled and cubed
1/4 c
unsalted butter, chilled and cubed
1/2 large
egg
1 1/2 Tbsp
or more ice water

FILLING

1/4 c
sour cream
1/4 c
heavy cream
4 oz
maytag blue cheese, crumbled
1 large
egg
1 large
egg yolk
2/3 c
walnuts, chopped

Directions Step-By-Step

1
PASTRY:
Combine flour, sugar and salt in a food processor. Add shortening and butter and pulse until the mixture resembles coarse meal.
2
Beat egg with the water in a small bowl. Add to flour mixture and process until the mixture begins to form a a ball, adding additional water if needed
3
Shape into a ball and wrap in plastic wrap. Chill for 1-24 hours.
4
Preheat oven to 400-degrees. Let pastry stand at room temperature for 10-15 minutes. Press into a 9 inch tart pan and prick sides and bottom with a fork. Bake for 15 minutes or just until golden brown.
5
Cool on a wire rack. Reduce the oven temperature to 375-degrees.
6
FILLING:
Combine the sour cream and heavy cream in a food processor bowl and mix until smooth. Add blue cheese and eggs and process until smooth.
7
Spoon filling into tart shell and sprinkle with walnuts. Bake for 20 minutes or until the filling is golden brown.
8
Cool for 10 minutes. Slice and serve warm or at room temperature. Serves 8 for a first course or 16 as an appetizer.

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