Filo leeks and cheese tart


Filo leeks and cheese tart
This is a very quick tart recipe, where the crust is made by a stacking filo pastry sheets.
231,1624.4/5 for 29 ratings
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Last modified on: June 6th 2013

For 1 tart, you will need:

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36 min.41 min.1 hour 17 min.
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Keeping:

Several days in the fridge, covered by a plastic film.

Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 20 min.
Filo leeks and cheese tart : Photo of step #1
Wash and slice 2 leeks thinly.

Peel and chop 1 shallot.

Pour 4 tablespoons olive oil into a pan on medium heat. When it's hot, add the chopped shallot, salt and pepper, and cook for one or two minutes.

Stage 2 - 10 min.
Filo leeks and cheese tart : Photo of step #2
Add the sliced leeks, mix well, cover and cook for about 10 minutes...

Stage 3 - 1 min.
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...until leeks are soft, but keep a pretty green colour.

Salt and pepper only now.

Stage 4 - 1 min.
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Melt 30 g butter.

Stage 5 - 1 min.
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Place a sheet of filo pastry in front of you.

Stage 6 - 1 min.
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Coat the whole surface with butter, using a brush.

Stage 7 - 1 min.
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Put the sheet into your mould or dish, buttered side down.

Trim off the surplus, and use the trimmings to completely cover the inside of the mould.

Stage 8 - 5 min.
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Do this with 2 or 3 layers of filo pastry, each time buttered side dowm.

Finally butter the upper surface of the last sheet (which will be buttered both sides).

Stage 9 - 3 min.
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Preheat oven to 200°C or 392°F.

Prepare the cream: in a bowl put 2 eggs, 150 ml liquid cream, salt and pepper.

Stage 10 - 1 min.
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Beat well.

Stage 11 - 1 min.
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Put the leeks into the pastry case in an even layer.

Stage 12 - 1 min.
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Pour in the mixture.

Stage 13 - 1 min.
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Put slices of cheese on top.

Stage 14 - 30 min.
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Put in the oven for about 30 minutes.

Stage 15
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Remove when golden brown. It's ready.

Remarks

You can use any cheese you like, but I advise you to use a soft strong-flavoured cheese: Morbier, Maroilles or Munster (for French examples), or any good goat's cheese, etc.

If you love plenty of crust, add one or two more layers of filo pastry.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
2,103 Kcal or 8,805 Kj63 gr61 gr178 gr
105 %24 %6 %27 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
217 Kcal or 909 Kj7 gr6 gr18 gr
11 %3 %1 %3 %
Per tart
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
2,103 Kcal or 8,805 Kj63 gr61 gr178 gr
105 %24 %6 %27 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).

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Source

Home made.

More recipes?

This recipe uses (among others)
Liquid creamLiquid cream: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Caramelized pear custard tart, Crème de foie gras, Apricot blancmange, Chestnut mousse in a whipper , Two-cheese quiche, ... All
CheeseCheese: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Vegetable tian, Croque-monsieur complet, Kérinou slices, Aligot, Winemaker's toast, ... All
ButterButter: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Mushroom velouté, Fish petals, vegetables julienne, and beurre blanc, Caribbean upside-down cake, Potimarron (chestnut pumpkin) "au gratin", Clarified butter, ... All
Sheet of filo pastry Sheet of filo pastry : You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Langoustine sabayon tart, Red rice pannequets, Crispy rolls with chicken and leek, ... All

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