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Herbed Leek Tart

 Herbed Leek Tart
This savory, non-traditional tart is a favorite among family and friends!
16 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 3 cups thinly sliced leeks (about 4 medium)
  • 1/2 cup chopped sweet red pepper
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon herbes de Provence
  • 1 package (15 ounces) refrigerated pie pastry
  • 1 teaspoon milk
  • 2 tablespoons chopped almonds or walnuts, optional

Directions

  • In a large skillet, saute the leeks, red pepper and garlic in oil
  • until tender. Remove from the heat; cool for 5 minutes. Stir in the
  • cheese, mustard and herbs; set aside.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll each sheet of pastry into a 12-in.
  • circle. Transfer to parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Spoon leek
  • mixture over pastry to within 2 in. of edges. Fold edges of pastry
  • over filling, leaving center uncovered. Brush folded pastry with
  • milk; sprinkle with nuts if desired.
  • Bake at 375° for 20-25 minutes or until crust is golden and
  • filling is bubbly. Using parchment paper, slide tarts onto wire
  • racks. Cool for 10 minutes before cutting. Serve warm. Refrigerate
  • leftovers. Yield: 2 tarts (8 servings each).

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Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 piece) equals 194 calories, 12 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 14 mg cholesterol, 177 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.