Try Swedish Thursdays: Västerbottensost Cheese Pie

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Often served at summer’s crayfish parties in Sweden, make the unique Västerbottensost cheese pie with sharp cheese flavor baked into the custard filling.

Västerbottensost Cheese Pie

Swedish cheese pie or ostpaj is a popular dish that calls for just a few ingredients, but together creates a rich bite. Use the sharp Swedish cheese, Västerbottensost, and serve as a hearty side to cool summer seafood.

Not sure what Västerbottensost is? Learn about the unique cheese from our article here.

Try Swedish Thursdays: Västerbottensost Cheese Pie
 
Often served at summer's crayfish parties in Sweden, make the unique Västerbottensost cheese pie with sharp cheese flavor baked into the custard filling.
Recipe Type: Side
Cuisine: Swedish
Serves: 1 pie
Ingredients
Pie pastry:
  • 125 g (4.4 ounces) butter
  • 300 ml (126 grams or 4.5 ounces) wheat flour
  • 1 tbsp water
Filling:
  • 150 g (5.3 ounces) grated Västerbottensost
  • 3 eggs
  • 200 ml (6.75 fluid ounces) whipped cream
  • 1 pinch black pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 225°C. (437 F)
  2. Mix the butter and flour in a food processor to a crumbly texture. Add the water and mix into a smooth dough. Press the pie dough into a pie dish (24 cm or 9 inches in diameter). Prick the bottom of the shell and place in the oven for about 10 minutes.
  3. Whisk the eggs and cream, add the cheese. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Pour the cheese filling into the pie shell and bake for about 20 minutes until the pie has set. Allow to cool.

 

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