Leek and artichoke tart à la piémontaise

Step by step recipe:

  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).
  2. 15 min.Leek and artichoke tart à la piémontaise : Photo of step #2
    Prepare 4 purples artichokes and cut into small pieces.Set aside.
  3. 10 min.Leek and artichoke tart à la piémontaise : Photo of step #3
    Prepare and chop 3 leeks.
  4. 4 min.Leek and artichoke tart à la piémontaise : Photo of step #4
    Prepare and finely chop 1 shallot.
  5. 1 min.Leek and artichoke tart à la piémontaise : Photo of step #5
    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.
  6. 5 min.Leek and artichoke tart à la piémontaise : Photo of step #6
    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.
  7. 2 min.Leek and artichoke tart à la piémontaise : Photo of step #7
    Put into a bowl: 2 eggs, 250 g Mascarpone, and 50 g Parmigiano reggiano (Parmesan) finely grated. Salt and pepper.
  8. 1 min.Leek and artichoke tart à la piémontaise : Photo of step #8
    Mix with a whisk until evenly mixed.

    Preheat the oven to 410°F (210°C).
  9. 2 min.Leek and artichoke tart à la piémontaise : Photo of step #9
    Spread the leeks and artichokes in the pastry case.
  10. 2 min.Leek and artichoke tart à la piémontaise : Photo of step #10
    Add the filling mixture.

    For a more attractively browned top, scatter a little grated Parmesan or Comté over the filling.
  11. 40 min.Leek and artichoke tart à la piémontaise : Photo of step #11
    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.

Source:

Home made.

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