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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.
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Last modified on: June 6th 2013

For 1 tart, you will need:

Change those ingredients for: 1 tart 2 tarts 3 tarts

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Time required for this recipe:
PreparationCookingStart to finish
36 min.41 min.1 hour 17 min.
Keeping: Several days in the fridge, covered by a plastic film.
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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.
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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

% 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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Home made.

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Liquid creamLiquid cream: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Cauliflower curry, Ramekins of duchess potatoes, Apple and almond gratin, Chocolate and vanilla crème brûlée, Spaghetti with mussels and basil, ... All
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Sheet of filo pastry Sheet of filo pastry : You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Red rice pannequets, Crispy rolls with chicken and leek, Langoustine sabayon tart, ... All

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