Västerbotten Cheese Pie

It’s time for World on a plate is a blogging cultural exchange. On the last Sunday of the month, bloggers from all over the world get together to interpret a food through the lens of their home country cooking. Each blogger will produce a wonderful dish featuring the food chosen that is typical of her/his home country and will tell us a bit about the dish. This month the theme is picnics.  There are so many items you can make using the picnic theme – Swedish Meatballs, Swedish Pancakes, or Swedish cinnamon rolls.  Those are all very delicious for a picnic.

But another common thing to eat in Sweden are savory pies, they can be eaten hot or col.  Today I have choose to make the famous Västerbotten Cheese Pie.

Västerbotten is a region in Sweden, located way up north. Västerbotten cheese is s a very strong and sharp cheese, and it has tiny holes in it. It’s sometimes described as Swedish parmesan. You can eat it as is, as a side dish at a crawfish party, or with crème fraîche, finely minced red onions and bleak roe. You can find Västerbotten cheese in a few cheese stores, sometimes IKEA carries it and you can also get it online.

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Västerbotten Cheese Pie

Yield: 1-9” pie

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

1pie crust

3 eggs

10 oz (300 ml) heavy cream

7 oz (200 g) grated Västerbotten cheese, or any other sharp, tasty cheese

pinch of cayenne pepper


Directions:

Make the pie crust in a 9” form but do not bake it. Preheat the oven to 350F (180C). Whisk together the eggs, cream, cayenne and cheese, and fill the pie shell. Bake for about 25-30 minutes until the filling is set, and lightly golden. Eat at room temperature, or cold.


Adapted from Anne Skoogh


Few other savory Tarts/Pies/Quiches:

One Year Ago: Tomato and Green Bean Salad
Two Years Ago: Carrot Cake with Coconut Frosting