Photo: Beth Dreiling-Hontzas; Styling: Buffy Hargett
Prep Time
33 Mins
Other Time
20 Mins
Makes 6 servings

This top-rated tart is so easy to make and great for company.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 400°. 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 large skillet over medium-high heat 8 to 11 minutes or until crisp; remove bacon, and drain on paper towels, reserving 1 Tbsp. drippings in skillet. Crumble bacon.

Step 3

Sauté leeks in hot drippings over medium heat 5 to 7 minutes or until tender. Stir in 1/2 cup cheese, thyme, pepper, and salt.

Step 4

Unfold pastry sheet; fit into a 9-inch square tart pan. Whisk egg white until light and frothy. Brush egg white onto pastry sheet.

Step 5

Bake at 400° for 15 to 20 minutes or until browned. Remove from oven. Press pastry with back of a spoon to flatten. Top with leek mixture; sprinkle with crumbled bacon and remaining 1/2 cup cheese. Bake 5 to 7 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Step 6

* Swiss cheese may be substituted.

Step 7

** 1 tsp. dried thyme may be substituted.

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Ratings & Reviews

smaskew's Review

August 09, 2010
This tart was a big hit at a family party. I too only used two leeks, and found that that was plenty. The good news? I have two more leeks and the other half of my puff pastry! I can make another one!

Stephanie305's Review

June 25, 2010
Yum! This was really tasty and very easy to make. I only used two leeks and that was plenty. This would be a perfect appetizer using puff pastry shells.

ShannonP's Review

May 12, 2010
Delicious and easy; this makes a meal in itself, but would also be good with a salad.