Tomato and Leek Tarts

    50 min

    This leek tart recipe is gorgeous, and results in two tasty and rustic little tarts without much effort. You can easily halve the recipe to make one tart. Use a good quality shop-bought shortcrust pastry, or use your favourite recipe. Enjoy as a light lunch, main course or starter.

    Cheshire, England, UK
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    Serves: 12 

    • 2 sheets shop-bought shortcrust pastry
    • 250g Gruyere cheese, grated
    • 500g sliced leeks (white and light green parts only)
    • 6 plum tomatoes, sliced
    • 4 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
    • sea salt and black pepper to taste

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Extra time:10min cooling  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. Place both pastry sheets on baking trays lined with baking parchment. Sprinkle each with half of the Gruyere cheese, leaving 2.5cm around the edges. Arrange leeks over the cheese, then top with the tomato slices. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper. Top with remaining Gruyere cheese. Fold edges over filling.
    2. Bake in the preheated oven for 18-22 minutes or until the pastry is a light golden brown. Allow to rest for about 10 minutes or more before slicing. Serve warm.

    Parmesan cheese

    Parmesan cheese is not truly vegetarian, as it contains animal rennet. To make this dish 100% vegetarian, omit the cheese or find a suitable vegetarian substitute made without animal rennet. In supermarkets look for the 'parmesan style hard cheeses' which are suitable for vegetarians.

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    Wow! amazing results despite being so simple to make. loved the sweetness from the leeks. I believe almost any cheese would work well here, so don't be put off if you don't have gruyere.  -  25 Jun 2012