Leek tart with cured olives and aged Gruyère

December 14, 2012

Leek tart with cured olives and aged Gruyère
Making savory tarts requires a bit of patience and an unhurried stint in the kitchen, but they are well worth the effort. To me tarts are a sophisticated comfort food that’s totally irresistible and one that I love spending time crafting.

Here the slightly spicy-but-sweet leeks mingle with the salty cured olives and the pungent cheese to make every bite of this tart burst with umami goodness.

The most intimidating part of making tarts is, of course, the dough. The Parmesan dough used in this recipe has been in my repertoire for many moons and I can say with confidence that it is foolproof. To show you how to make tart dough effortlessly and confidently, I’ve recorded video clips of every step – make sure to watch.

So dive right in! Create a beautiful tart, right in your kitchen… You’ll have a great time making it and an even better time relishing every morsel!

Cured olives

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Leek tart with cured olives and aged Gruyère

Here’s another classic recipe with leeks: Yukon Gold potato-leek soup with parsley pesto crostini

Disclaimer: As always, my point of view is my own. I do not accept samples, and have no commercial relationship with any product, food or wine company.

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Meeta December 21, 2012 at 3:24 am

After all the heavy meals of Christmas have gone this is the tart I want. Leek, olives and Gruyere – all great flavors!


Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche December 22, 2012 at 12:14 pm

Um, wow! Seriously drooling over this – leeks, olives and gruyere are some of my favourite ingredients. And it’s so beautiful!


Angie@Angie's Recipes December 23, 2012 at 12:45 am

A gorgeous savoury tart! I like the add of olives.


Donna Ford December 24, 2012 at 8:05 am

Viviane, Looks delicious! Thank you for the recipe. I’ll give it a try. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to you & Marc! Rich & Donna in Nevada!


David englander December 24, 2012 at 1:40 pm

Everything looks great and every recipe I’ve tried were as good as they looked


Viviane January 2, 2013 at 5:44 pm

David! Thank you so much for your wonderful words… Most grateful to you!


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