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)


  • 1PASTRY:
    Combine flour, sugar and salt in a food processor. Add shortening and butter and pulse until the mixture resembles coarse meal.
  • 2Beat 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
  • 3Shape into a ball and wrap in plastic wrap. Chill for 1-24 hours.
  • 4Preheat 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.
  • 5Cool 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.
  • 7Spoon filling into tart shell and sprinkle with walnuts. Bake for 20 minutes or until the filling is golden brown.
  • 8Cool 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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