This creamy, flavorsome French tart is the perfect addition to any main course dish or even served on its own. This tart features onion that is caramelized to perfection, accompanied with fresh leek and artichoke hearts. Perfect for any occasion
Course: Breakfast, Brunch, sides
Keyword: caramelized onion tart, easy quiche recipe, leek tart puff pastry
Author: Maureen Celestine
1 sheet refrigerated pie crust, softened as directed on the box
1 leek, thinly sliced
2large yellow onion, thinly sliced (about 5 cups)
½ cup beef sausage, cubed (optional)
3 large eggs
½ cup heavy cream
8 tablespoons butter
1 1/4 cup shredded Gruyere cheesesalt and black pepper to taste
¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
½ cup marinated artichoke hearts
Place butter in a heavy bottom skillet on medium heat. Add the onion and leeks, stir. Add salt and pepper to taste (don’t overpower it with salt as the cheese is slightly salty). Cook for 26-30 minutes stirring consistently to prevent burning. Once caramelized and coffee colored, remove from heat and set aside to cool.
In the same skillet, add the cubed beef sausage, cook for 5 minutes while turning frequently. Remove from heat and set aside.
Place the pie crust in a tart pan or dish, press firmly on sides and bottom of the pan. Place in the freezer for 15 minutes.
Preheat oven to 375°F
In a bowl, whisk the eggs, add cream, nutmeg, cheese, and artichoke hearts. Combine using a sturdy spoon. Add the caramelized leek and onion, fold in.
Remove pie crust from freezer, pour the mixture into the pie crust. Sprinkle more cheese on top. Place in the oven and bake for 30-35 minutes or until the filling is no longer wobbly at the middle. Remove from the oven, allow the tart to rest for a few minutes before cutting.
** PS: The reason the crust is placed in the freezer is to avoid blind baking. It will still hold its shape using this method.
CARAMELIZED CREAMY LEEK, ONION AND ARTICHOKE TART https://worldlytreat.com/creamy-leek-onion-artichoke-tart/ March 24, 2018