Tarte au sucre brun, blanc ou blonde

Preparation info
  • Makes


    small tarts
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Dark Rye and Honey Cake: Festival baking from the heart of the Low Countries

By Regula Ysewijn

Published 2023

  • About

This tart is also called tarte à la cassonade, and tarte de Paveû after the pavers of Waterloo because the pavers’ wives used to make this pie for their husbands and the village kermis. The tart came into existence when sugar production switched from cane to beet sugar and sugar became inexpensive and plentiful.

In 1863 the Raffinerie Nationale de Sucre Indigène et Exotique was founded in Waterloo, which brought sugar and sugar beet production to the region; how