This quiche-like pie is very traditional in Sweden! you can customize the pie with whatever you like!

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Serves 4
You will need:
1 ¼ cup plain flour
dash of pepper
1 stick salted butter
2 to 3 tablespoons cold water
2 tablespoons butter
2 shallots, finely chopped
1 cup chanterelles or other mushrooms, cleaned
4 large eggs
1 cup heavy cream
2 cups grated Västerbotten cheese + 1/2 cup for topping (see "tip" below)
1 tablespoon chopped thyme
salt and pepper
  1. In a large bowl, mix flour and pepper.
  2. Add the butter and quickly work it into the flour using your fingers. The result should be a grainy texture.
  3. Add water and work dough together quickly.
  4. Roll dough into a ball and wrap in plastic wrap
  5. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  6. Take it out and roll or press it into a 9-inch tart tin.
  7. Prick the bottom with a fork.
  8. Place tin in the freezer for 15 minutes.
  9. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  10. Bake the tart shell for 12 to 15 minutes, and then let cool.
  11. In a pan, melt butter and saute onions soft.
  12. Ad chanterelles and sautee until they start to get golden.
  13. Place the mixture in the pre baked pie shell.
  14. In a bowl, mix eggs, cream, cheese, thyme , salt and pepper.
  15. Pour over the pie and top with the rest of the cheese.
  16. Bake until golden and set, about 30 minutes at 350.
  17. Cool on a wire rack.
  18. Serve cold.

TIP:

You can usually find Västerbotten cheese at your local IKEA, but if you can't find it you can substitute a very sharp cheddar instead.



This quiche-like pie is very traditional in Sweden! you can customize the pie with whatever you like! You can usually find Västerbotten cheese at your local IKEA, but if you can't find it you can substitute a very sharp cheddar instead.
Photography by Susanna Blavarg

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