|Place of origin||Netherlands|
|Region or state||Limburg|
|Main ingredients||Yeast dough, fruits, berries|
Vlaai, also known as Limburgse vlaai, is a pie or tart consisting of a pastry and filling, traditionally associated with the provinces of Limburg found both in the Netherlands and Belgium, as well as the parts of Germany across the border.
Variations exist throughout the Netherlands, Belgium and areas of the German state North Rhine-Westphalia near to the border with the Netherlands. Vlaai is usually 26—31 centimetres in diameter. It is available in many different varieties of fruit fillings, such as cherry, apricot, strawberries, and plums. Other variations are a crumbled butter and sugar mix ("greumellevlaai" in Limburgish, or "kruimelvlaai" in Dutch) and a cooked rice and custard porridge ("rijstevlaai").
Vlaai is often eaten on special occasions and significant life events, particularly in the Dutch province of Limburg, such as birthdays and funerals. When eaten on the occasion of a funeral, the vlaai is typically made with black plum ("Zwarte pruimenvlaai").
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