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Brie-Leek Tartlets Recipe

Brie-Leek Tartlets Recipe

“My family is picky, but everyone loves these little bites. I make dozens of them at a time because they're gone the second I turn my back.” —Colleen MacDonald, Port Moody, British Columbia
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:15 servings


  • 1 medium leek (white portion only), finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • Dash salt and white pepper
  • Dash ground nutmeg
  • 1 package (1.9 ounces) frozen miniature phyllo tart shells
  • 2 ounces Brie cheese, rind removed


  • 1. In a small skillet, saute leek in butter until tender. Add the garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in the cream, salt, pepper and nutmeg; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened.
  • 2. Place tart shells on a baking sheet. Slice cheese into 15 pieces; place one piece in each tart shell. Top each with 1-1/2 teaspoons leek mixture.
  • 3. Bake at 350° for 6-8 minutes or until heated through. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 15 appetizers.

Nutritional Facts

1 tartlet equals 86 calories, 7 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 21 mg cholesterol, 64 mg sodium, 4 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.

Reviews for Brie-Leek Tartlets

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Reviewed Nov. 29, 2013

"Made these for Thanksgiving and every one was raving about them. Loved them. Will make for the next holidays..."

Reviewed Nov. 15, 2013

"Made these tonight for my husband & my mother, who is visiting from out of town. They absolutely loved these! And there weren't any leftovers! Will definitely make again!"

Reviewed Oct. 19, 2013

"Made these for the first time tonite for my appy party and they did not disappoint! Like magic, they all disappeared really, really quickly (note-there were only 5 of us). Did make my own phyllo mini tart shells for this as well. Copies of recipes requested. Absolutely fantastically tasty!!"

Reviewed Mar. 22, 2012

"I substituted mini pie shells for the tartlets."

Reviewed Apr. 18, 2011

"OMG! These are soooo tasty! I have made them many, many times. Everyone loves them. It makes a lot more filling than necessary so I double up on the shells. Don't worry though, they'll get eaten!"

Reviewed Feb. 15, 2011

"Delicious! Great for entertaining guests. They will be impressed :-)"

Reviewed Feb. 6, 2011

"I have made these three times in the past 2 months and they have turned out wonderfully each time. They are easy and delicious and disappear off the serving tray quickly. Try them and you won't be disappointed."

Reviewed Jul. 26, 2010

"Love these. I didn't have leeks and used onions and they worked just fine."

Reviewed Jan. 1, 2010

"Not as good as they sound"

Reviewed Oct. 26, 2008

"Great little appetizer.

Quick and easy to make.
Very tasty. Everyone loved them."

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Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer