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Vlaai, better known as Limburgse vlaai, is a pie or tart consisting of a pastry and filling. Vlaai is usually 27—30 centimeters in diameter. Originally vlaai was created in Weert, Limburg and is therefore also known as Weertervlaai. It is a typical product from the southern regions of the Netherlands, but variations are available all through the country and in parts of Belgium and Germany near to the border of the Netherlands. It is available in many different varieties of fruit fillings (cherry, apricot, strawberries, plums, etc.), a crumbled butter and sugar mix ("greumellevlaai") and a cooked rice and custard porridge ("rijstevlaai"). Also, the vlaai is well known for being thinner than a normal pie which gives it a hint of crunchyness too. It's often eaten on birthdays and funerals.
- Koene, A. Food Shopper's Guide to Holland: A Comprehensive Review of the Finest Local and International Food Products in the Dutch Marketplace (2006). Eburon Uitgeverij B.V. p. 138. ISBN 90-5972-092-X. Google Books. Retrieved on April 18, 2011.
- Hoogendoorn, H. and B. Kristel. Dutch (2004). trans. by S. Brouwer. Boeken & Gidsen. p. 88. ISBN 90-18-01786-8. Google Books. Retrieved on April 18, 2011.
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