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Bacon and Leek Tart


How to make Bacon and Leek Tart

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  • Preparation Time: 15 Minutes
  • 4 medium Leeks
  • 3 Smoked Bacon - Slices
  • 1 cup Gruyère Cheese - Divided and Shredded
  • 2 tsp Fresh or Dried Thyme - Chopped
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper
  • 1/2 package Puff Pastry Sheets
  • 1 Egg White
  • Salt to taste
  • Servings: 4


Preparation time 15mins
Cooking time 55mins
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Step 1

Cooking Time: 40 Minutes

Step 1: Preheat oven to 360°F. Remove and discard root ends and dark green tops of leeks. Thinly slice leeks, and rinse thoroughly under cold running water to remove grit and sand

Step 2: Cook bacon in a heavy bottomed pan over medium-high heat for about 10 minutes or until its crisp, remove bacon, and drain on paper towels, reserving 1 tbsp. drippings in the pan. Crumble bacon

Step 3: Sauté leeks in hot drippings over high heat for 5 minutes. Stir in 1/2 cup cheese, thyme, pepper, and salt

Step 4: Unfold pastry sheet, fit into a tart pan. Whisk egg white until light and frothy. Brush egg white onto the pastry sheet

Step 5: Bake at 400°F for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven. Press pastry with back of a spoon to flatten

Step 6: Top with leek mixture, sprinkle with crumbled bacon and remaining 1/2 cup cheese. Bake 5 minutes or until cheese melts

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