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Leek Tart

How to make the best bacon and leek tart recipe - Uses prepared crusts to make it quick and easy. Simple food makes the best holiday dinners, lunches, brunches, or suppers.

Not too long ago, I followed a link from a site that I love to a blog called Storm of Thoughts (no longer a live site). I'd never been there before, and I thought I'd have a look around. I loved it and subscribed so that I wouldn't miss any new posts.

My favorite post on Storm of Thoughts was for this Leek Tart. Chrissy's pictures were gorgeous, and I knew this was just the kind of dish I'd love to cook and eat.

I decided to prepare it for Easter dinner. I'm glad I did.

It was my favorite dish of the whole meal.

I made a few changes to Chrissy's original recipe. My version is below.

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Leek Tart
Servings
Ingredients
  • 1 prepared pie crust I used one from the dairy case of the grocery store.
  • 4 large leeks white part only and lower green stem only
  • 1/2 pound turkey bacon
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups milk I had some heavy cream that I wanted to use up so I ended up with about 1/4 cup of heavy cream and 1 3/4 cups of milk.
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 large eggs lightly beaten
  • 2 cups cheese shredded (I used half mozzarella and half 3 cheddar blend but you could use whatever you like.)
Servings
Ingredients
  • 1 prepared pie crust I used one from the dairy case of the grocery store.
  • 4 large leeks white part only and lower green stem only
  • 1/2 pound turkey bacon
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups milk I had some heavy cream that I wanted to use up so I ended up with about 1/4 cup of heavy cream and 1 3/4 cups of milk.
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 large eggs lightly beaten
  • 2 cups cheese shredded (I used half mozzarella and half 3 cheddar blend but you could use whatever you like.)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350. Roll the pie crust out in a 10-inch tart pan or pie plate. Store in the refrigerator while preparing filling.
  2. Cut the leaks about in half, a little above where they turn green. Remove the roots and save the greens for another recipe. Slice the leeks lengthwise and place in a bowl to clean. Soak them in cold water (this crisps them) while you remove the dirt from between the layers. When they are all clean, slice into rounds about 1/2 thick. Saute the leeks in a little butter and olive oil until soft.
  3. Remove leeks from pan and fry the bacon until crisp, then drain, let cool, and break into small pieces.
  4. Wipe the pan with a paper towel. Melt the 3 tablespoons of butter and quickly add the flour. Stir continuously while cooking for one minute. Slowly whisk in the milk, and continue whisking 3 to 5 minutes, until the rue is thick and smooth. Season with salt, pepper, and chili powder, adding more or less to taste.
  5. Remove the pan from the heat, and add the beaten eggs and cheese. Continue stirring until the eggs and cheese are incorporated into the rue.
  6. Add the leeks and bacon and mix well. Pour the mixture into the pastry-lined pan.
  7. Bake for 30 minutes at 350, until puffed and golden brown. A knife inserted into the center should come out clean. Serve warm.
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  2. I had a tough evening and reading the first sentence of this post really made my day. Or night. Or both. You know what I mean. Thanks 🙂

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  4. Not sure if my comment went through in the wee hours of the morning, but I just wanted to tell you that the first sentence of your post really made my day. I had a tough evening, and reading that made me smile. Thanks! 🙂

    Mariana’s last blog post..Sightseeing Sunday: Busch Gardens Williamsburg

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