This caramelized leek quiche is an ideal make-ahead recipe for a brunch or picnic.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to a 12-inch circle. Fit dough into a 10-inch round fluted tart pan with a removable bottom, pressing into edges. Trim dough to a 1/2-inch overhang all around. Fold edge of dough over to create an edge that extends 1/4-inch above the pan. Lightly prick bottom of dough all over with a fork. Chill until firm about 30 minutes.

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line bottom of dough with parchment paper, leaving at least a 1-inch overhang. Fill with pie weights or dried beans. Bake until the edges are just beginning to turn golden, about 30 minutes. Remove parchment paper and weights; continue baking until lightly golden all over, 10 to 15 minutes more. Cool tart shell completely on a wire rack.

  • Heat olive oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add leeks and thyme and cook, stirring occasionally, until leeks soften and begin to brown, 10 to 15 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

  • Sprinkle half of the cheese over the bottom of the tart shell, top with cooked leek mixture and sprinkle with remaining cheese. In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, yolk, milk, cream, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Pour mixture over leeks and cheese. Bake until puffed and golden brown, 30 to 35 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool 10 minutes before serving, or serve at room temperature.

Reviews (5)

74 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 28
  • 2 star values: 13
  • 1 star values: 7
Rating: Unrated
11/08/2011
This recipe is amazing. I add some ground nutmeg to the egg mixture to add another layer of flavor. Really delicious.
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03/20/2011
I've made this quiche many times and each time i only get one piece if i'm lucky because it goes so quick. My boyfriend loves it, he said it's one of his favourite things i cook. I sometimes add chesse into the pastry crust it's really good.
Rating: Unrated
07/22/2010
Great quiche I have made it many times. Needs more thyme. I have made with another teaspoon of thyme and 1 more egg white as well, a bit shallow in crust. Super delish! Great with shallots and swiss cheese too.
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Rating: Unrated
04/28/2010
This quiche is awesome, I made it with a whole-wheat crust and used 6 individual tart pans instead for a really nice presentation with a side salad. Definitely will make again.
Rating: Unrated
04/28/2010
This quiche is awesome, I made it with a whole-wheat crust and used 6 individual tart pans instead for a really nice presentation with a side salad. Definitely will make again.