Comte cheese is available at specialty-food stores and some grocery stores. Gruyere cheese, which is similar in texture but a bit stronger in flavor, may be substituted.
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Rating: 5 stars
I've made this a number of times for parties, most recently yesterday, and it's always a huge it. I usually use Julia Child Pâte Brisée recipe. This filling is perfect.
I followed the recipe except for substituting sour cream for the creme fraiche. I only had fresh dill, oregano and chives available. I would not recommend using oregano but in a pinch it worked. I had some puff pastry on hand which worked great! We loved it! I would stick with the Gruyere. The filling was light and tasty. Not too eggy and not too heavy. I'm going to try puff pastry shells next for larger parties. Precook the puff pastry as per Martha's recipe's directions. Yum!
I made a few modifications but this was delicous! I didn't have the right pan so I used a tart pan with a removable bottom. I substituted Cheddar for Gruyere, used a combination of tarragon, basil, and chives straight from my garden and 3 eggs. It looked just like the picture except it was round.