Grandma’s Maroilles (French cheese) pie

This is a recipe from my grand mother who came from Thiérache (North of France), it’s a yeast dough like bread dough (but with eggs and butter, everything is better with butter, trust me) with slices of Maroilles on the top.


Ingredients :

  • 250g of plain flour
  • 2 teaspoons of active dry yeast
  • 75g of butter
  • 1 pinch of sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of warm milk (not hot if you don’t want to kill the yeast)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1/4 of Maroilles (200 g)
  • Thick crème fraîche
  • Black pepper

Process :

– Prepare the dough :

  • Put the flour and the sugar in a bowl
  • Mix the yeast with the milk
  • Add to the flour
  • Add the butter (melted) then the eggs and finally the salt. Knead the dough like a bread dough
  • Put the dough in a warm area (for about 1 hour)
  • Roll the dough on a baking sheet and put it on a baking tray

– Filling the dough

  • Slice finely the Maroilles (Be careful of the smell, it stays on the fingers for sooooooooo long !)
  • Put the slices all over the dough and spread some crème fraîche on it
  • Pepper generously

– Bake for about 15min at 180°C

Until the Maroilles is brown and melted, like this :


Bon appétit !

My friends ask me this pie all the time ! I have to admit that this recipe, as an appetizer or a stater with some salad,  is just amazing! If you are a cheese lover, this recipe is totally for you !