Shortcrust pastry tart filled with beetroot, leek, cheese and crème fraîche.

  • Serves: 4 people
  • Prep time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking time: 35 minutes
    • British
    • Vegetarian

    Beetroot and Leek Tart

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    250g Cooked Beetroot

    200g Leeks

    375g pack Ready Rolled Shortcrust Pastry

    3 Medium Free Range Eggs

    150g Lighter Crème Fraîche

    120g Lighter Mature Grated Cheese

    15g shelled Pistachio Nuts

    30g Salted Butter

    Salt and Black Pepper

    Sprinkle of Dried Thyme


    1 x 20cm fluted loose bottom quiche tin


    Pre-heat the oven to 190°C/Gas Mark 5.

    Roll out the pastry and use to line the quiche tin. Prick the base with a fork a couple of times, then line loosely with some foil and bake blind for 7 minutes. Carefully remove the tin foil and put back in the oven for a few more minutes to dry out the base.

    Meanwhile, wash the leeks and dry. Cut in half lengthways then slice each half thinly.

    Sauté the leek in the butter for a few minutes until lightly coloured.

    Break the eggs in a bowl and whisk. Add the crème fraîche, thyme, grated cheese and leeks, then season with some salt and black pepper.

    Pat the beetroot dry and dice. Add to the leek mix and fold through.

    Put the mixture into the pastry case.

    Finely chop the pistachios and sprinkle over the top.

    Bake in the oven for 25 minutes until set.

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