VEGETARIAN LEEK PIE

Ellen Bales

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@Starwriter

Another wonderful recipe using my new favorite veggie, the leek. I love these dinner pies which can be a meal in themselves. This one is loaded with good things!
Recipe: The Country Cooking of Ireland
Photo: Yummly.com


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Serves:

6

Prep:

40 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

3 Tbsp
all purpose flour, plus more for dusting
3/4 c
butter, softened
4 c
finely chopped leeks, white part only
1 c
heavy cream
1/2 lb
gruyere cheese, grated
1
refrigerated pie crust

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Work the flour into about one-third of the butter to form a soft dough.
2
Melt the remaining butter in a large skillet over low heat; add the leeks. Cook for 15 to 20 minutes or until the leeks are very soft, stirring frequently.
3
Stir in the dough and the cream, increase the heat to high, and bring to a boil. Remove from the heat immediately and set aside to cool. When the mixture has reached room temperature, stir in the cheese.
4
Roll out the pie crust on a floured surface and place in a 10-inch pie plate. Trim and flute edges. Pour the leek mixture into the pie crust. Place pie plate on a baking sheet and bake in a preheated 375-degree oven for 30 minutes or until center is set and turning a golden brown.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Vegetables, Side Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Irish
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: For Kids