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vegetarian leek pie

a recipe by
Ellen Gwaltney Bales
Indianapolis, IN

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:

serves 6
prep time 40 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For vegetarian leek pie

  • 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

How To Make vegetarian leek pie

  • 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.