iowa maytag tart (blue cheese tart)

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By Marsha Gardner
from Florala, AL

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 time 20 Min

Ingredients For iowa maytag tart (blue cheese tart)

  • 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 lg
  • 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 lg
  • 1 lg
    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.
  • 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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