Leek and Cheddar Tart

READY IN: 1hr 10mins
Recipe by evelynathens

Leeks are a wonderful vegetable - the stand out in this delicious tart.

Top Review by Geema

I am hooked on leeks and hooked on this recipe. No bacon or sausage in this dish... the sweet taste of soft, braised leeks paired with creamy cheese stands alone to create a simplely delicious tart. The leeks do need plenty of time to soften in the butter, so I recommend slicing them very thin. I didn't have any whipping cream, just some half and half, which turned out fine with us. Mace is a spice I have never used, so I hoped a sprinkling of nutmeg would be a good substitute. All in all a creamy, delicate and delicious recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 9 inch pie shell, unbaked
  • 14 cup butter
  • 6 medium leeks, trimmed and thinly sliced (white and light green parts only)
  • 2 cups grated mild white cheddar cheese
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 12 teaspoon pepper
  • 14 teaspoon ground mace


  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Bake pie shell until light brown, about 20 minutes.
  3. Let cool.
  4. Melt butter in medium skillet over low heat.
  5. Add leeks and saute until tender but not soft, about 15 minutes.
  6. Spread in pie crust.
  7. Sprinkle with 1 cup cheese.
  8. Whisk yolks, cream, salt, pepper and mace in medium bowl.
  9. Pour over leeks; sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  10. Bake until filling is set and golden-brown, about 40 minutes.
  11. Cool atleast 40 minutes before serving.

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