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Maroilles tart: a real delight


The Maroilles tart is emblematic of northern gastronomy.

Here is the delicious recipe

Ingredients for 4 persons :

  • 1 puff pastry (or yeast dough)
  • 250 g of Maroilles
  • 15 cl of heavy cream
  • 15 cl of milk
  • 3 egg
  • Salt, freshly ground pepper

The recipe for the homemade Maroilles tart is easy and the result dazzling ...

Maroilles tart recipe

If the traditional recipe is made with a leavened dough (bread dough type), puff pastry can be used for more convenience.

This Maroilles tart recipe should only take you 10 minutes to prepare while the cooking lasts about 30 minutes.

  • Spread the puff pastry in a pie dish
  • Arrange the cheese at the bottom after cutting it into a 1/2 cm thick piece
  • Pepper over the cheese

In a deep dish:

  • Break the 3 eggs and beat vigorously
  • Add the crème fraîche then continue to beat
  • Finally add the milk and beat one last time
  • Salt and pour the pie shell over the cheese

Bake in an oven preheated to 200 °

  • The cooking time should last at least 25 to 30 minutes
  • At the last moment, switch to grill mode to brown the top if this is not the case
  • Serve hot

Maroilles tart is generally served with a good lettuce or, to make like the ch’tis, with a salad ofendive or, as they say locally, chicory!

Enjoy your meal !

About Maroilles

Maroilles is a pretty little village in the North, located in Avesnois, a stone's throw from the department of Aisne.

Maroilles comes from an older cheese, made in the 7th century by the monks of the abbey of Maroilles, then called craquegnon.

It was in the 10th century that the Bishop of Cambrai suggested to the monks to lengthen the ripening of this cheese which would then become Maroilles.

Maroilles is made from renneted milk, salted just after removal from the mold and then stored in the steam rooms where it becomes covered with a light blue mold. It is then brushed to remove this layer of mold and then placed in the cellar for refining.

The Maroilles tart is one of the most emblematic and authentic recipes of this cheese.


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Video: La recette de la tarte aux maroilles de Jean-Marie Braillon (October 2020).