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Leek and Cheddar Tart

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

Ready In:
1hr 10mins
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ingredients

  • 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

directions

  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Bake pie shell until light brown, about 20 minutes.
  • Let cool.
  • Melt butter in medium skillet over low heat.
  • Add leeks and saute until tender but not soft, about 15 minutes.
  • Spread in pie crust.
  • Sprinkle with 1 cup cheese.
  • Whisk yolks, cream, salt, pepper and mace in medium bowl.
  • Pour over leeks; sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  • Bake until filling is set and golden-brown, about 40 minutes.
  • Cool atleast 40 minutes before serving.
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"Leeks are a wonderful vegetable - the stand out in this delicious tart."
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  1. 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.
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  2. evelynathens
    Leeks are a wonderful vegetable - the stand out in this delicious tart.
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