Pancetta, Tomato and Leek Tart

"A lovely alternative to quiche"
 
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Ready In:
1hr 30mins
Ingredients:
11
Serves:
8
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ingredients

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directions

  • Blindbake pie crust in 9" pan, preferably one with a removable bottom, at 400 degrees for twenty minutes or until set and light golden in color. *special tip- line crust with nonstick foil and fill crust with dried beans before baking.not necessary but makes it prettier!*.
  • Transfer to wire rack to cool (remove foil and beans if you used them).
  • Reduce oven to 375.
  • Cook pancetta in large skillet until crisp, remove with slotted spoon to paper towels.
  • Discard all but 11/2 tbs drippings.
  • Add leek and sautee until tender (about 5 minutes).
  • Stir in thyme and remove from heat.
  • Add pancetta to leeks and combine.
  • Sprinkle 1 cup of cheese over bottom of pie shell.
  • Spread pancetta/leek mixture over cheese and top with tomato slices.
  • In a medium bowl, combine combine eggs, cream, half-and-half, salt and pepper.
  • Slowly pour egg mixture over tart filling, letting it seep into it.
  • Top with remaining cheese.
  • Bake 30 minutes or until knife comes out clean and top is lightly browned.

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Reviews

  1. LoveGoodFood
    I made this using a frozen 9 inch pie crust. I used two leeks instead of one. After assembly, I kept tin foil around the edge of the crust to prevent burning. I really enjoyed this recipe. It is a keeper.
     
  2. Kasha
    Big 5 stars. More than 5 would be right. I used bacon, didn't precook crst but did use the big tart pan, only about a third or less of the cheese and all milk and this was still great, it would have to be better if you didn't lighten it up, I'm only writing my changes so I can do them again. I did use quite a bit of leek and I did fry them in the bacon grease and I think that was a good idea for taste. No thyme, but it would be nice too I'm sure.I'm already thinking about how many times I'm going to make this for company and picnics this summer, excellent recipe and pretty.
     
  3. Juenessa
    I made this for dinner tonight and my hubby says it deserves 6 stars! I did substitute bacon for the pancetta and shredded swiss cheese for the gruyere. It was very rich and flavorful. This recipe is sure to impress anyone that tastes it. Thanks, little_wing!
     
  4. AmandaInOz
    Another 5 star recipe from little_wing! The only change I made was using milk in place of the half & half because our cream is much heavier than American cream. Great taste. Perfect texture! Thanks!
     
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  1. Juenessa
    I made this for dinner tonight and my hubby says it deserves 6 stars! I did substitute bacon for the pancetta and shredded swiss cheese for the gruyere. It was very rich and flavorful. This recipe is sure to impress anyone that tastes it. Thanks, little_wing!
     
  2. AmandaInOz
    Another 5 star recipe from little_wing! The only change I made was using milk in place of the half & half because our cream is much heavier than American cream. Great taste. Perfect texture! Thanks!
     

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