Iowa Maytag Tart (Blue Cheese Tart)

Marsha Gardner


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.


★★★★★ 1 vote

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



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

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

How to Make Iowa Maytag Tart (Blue Cheese Tart)


  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.
    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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