Leek and artichoke tart à la piémontaise


Leek and artichoke tart à la piémontaise
This is a quiche-style tart with a Piedmont-inspired twist: the filling is made with eggs, mascarpone (lighter than the usual cream) and Parmesan.

The tart still has a moist texture to balance the puff-pastry crust, with the flavour of leeks and purple artichokes.
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Last modified on: December 7th 2016

Keywords for this recipe:Fine tartPuff pastryLeeksArtichokePiedmontItalyParmesanMascarpone
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PreparationCookingStart to finish
39 min.46 min.1 hour 25 min.
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Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 3 min.
Leek and artichoke tart à la piémontaise : Photo of step #1
Line the tart tin or mould with the puff pastry and prick the bottom all over with a fork or pique-vite (pastry pricker).

Stage 2 - 15 min.
Leek and artichoke tart à la piémontaise : Photo of step #2
Prepare 4 purple artichokes and cut into small pieces.Set aside.

Stage 3 - 10 min.
Leek and artichoke tart à la piémontaise : Photo of step #3
Prepare and chop 3 leeks.

Stage 4 - 4 min.
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Prepare and finely chop 1 shallot.

Stage 5 - 1 min.
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Pour 3 tablespoons olive oil into a large saucepan on medium heat. When hot, add the chopped shallot and cook for 1 minute without colouring.

Stage 6 - 5 min.
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Add the chopped leeks, mix well and cook uncovered until the leeks are just tender, but still nice and green.

At the end of cooking, add the artichokes and mix well.

Set aside.

Stage 7 - 2 min.
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Put into a bowl: 2 eggs, 250 g Mascarpone, and 50 g Parmigiano reggiano (Parmesan) finely grated. Salt and pepper.

Stage 8 - 1 min.
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Mix with a whisk until evenly mixed.

Preheat the oven to 410°F (210°C).

Stage 9 - 2 min.
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Spread the leeks and artichokes in the pastry case.

Stage 10 - 2 min.
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Add the filling mixture.

For a more attractively browned top, scatter a little grated Parmesan or Comté over the filling.

Stage 11 - 40 min.
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Bake for about 40 minutes.
Remarks
Feel free to add more artichokes (and less leeks accordingly) if you prefer their flavour.

It is not essential to use purple artichokes, normal artichoke hearts will work well.
Keeping
Best eaten immediately. If you reheat it, avoid using the microwave (puff pastry).
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
2,283 Kcal or 9,558 Kj74 gr165 gr234 gr
114 %28 %16 %35 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
132 Kcal or 553 Kj4 gr10 gr14 gr
7 %2 %1 %2 %
Per tart
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
2,283 Kcal or 9,558 Kj74 gr165 gr234 gr
114 %28 %16 %35 %
% 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).
How much will it cost?
  • For 1 tart : 6.97 €

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Source
Home made.
This recipe uses (among others)
MascarponeMascarpone: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Tiramisu, Tatin apples with mascarpone cream, Pea risotto "mantecare", Amandier (gluten-free almond cake), New tiramisu, ... All
Puff or flaky pastry (pâte feuilletée)Puff or flaky pastry (pâte feuilletée): You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Apple semelles (flat apple tarts), Rustic chicken and mushroom pie, Mini lemon millefeuilles, Vegetable pie, Mini palmiers, ... All
Parmigiano reggiano (Parmesan)Parmigiano reggiano (Parmesan): You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Tagliatelle and courgette spaghetti, carbonara style, Broad bean salad with Parmesan, Special Parmesan baguettes, Carrot-top pesto, Spaghetti Carbonara, ... All
Purple artichokePurple artichoke: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Poivrade Artichoke Salad, Warm salad of potatoes and purple artichokes, Purple artichokes braised in white wine, Harvest Gratin, Mushroom and artichoke omelette, ... All
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