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Make a Savoury Leek Tart from Provence

French cuisine is known for its delicate pastries and desserts. However, light, flaky pastry also complements a savoury tart perfectly! This recipe is similar to a classic French quiche. Serve this tart warm or at room temperature. Make Rose’s leek tart for lunch and serve with a green salad, or take it along on a summer picnic.

Savoury Leek Tart Provence Tarte fondante aux poireaux

Savoury Leek Tart

Savoury tarts are a great way to enjoy some wonderful comfort food. This flaky, creamy tart is a great way to impress a loved one or enjoy it all to yourself!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Lunch Dish
Cuisine French
Servings 4 people


  • 1 Shortcrust Pastry
  • 6 Fresh Eggs ⁠
  • 2 cups Whole Cream the equivalent of 2 briquettes ⁠in France
  • 11 oz Smoked Bacon optional, if you are a vegetarian
  • 3 Leeks according to their size, you may need to add cream if the top of the preparation is not completely covered ⁠
  • 5 oz Grated Emmental
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • Nutmeg to taste
  • Fresh Parsley for garnish ⁠


  • ⁠First, prick the dough with a fork and put it in the oven for a few minutes at 180°C (350°F), just long enough for it to harden and brown a little with the heat (this will make it crispier on the bottom). ⁠
  • Cut the leeks into small pieces, clean properly to remove any dirt, and then set aside.
  • Brown the bacon in a pan and set aside as well, making sure to drain them beforehand. ⁠
  • In a bowl, using a whisk, combine the cream, eggs, salt, pepper, and nutmeg. ⁠
  • Place the leeks, bacon and grated Emmental cheese on the pre-cooked dough, then pour the preparation. ⁠
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes at 200°C (400°F). ⁠
  • Decorate the tart with the leaves of fresh parsley if you wish. ⁠
  • It will be eaten very easily with a salad with a light olive oil dressing. Bon appétit! ⁠


Rose - Les P'tits Bonheurs de RoseSparkling, dreamy, sensitive, Rose has enjoyed travelling through Provence since she moved there (a few years ago), her eyes filled with wonder, with her little dog Roy-Marius.
This young business manager passionate about charming real estate, history & the art of living in Provence divides time between her daily discoveries and the property entrusted to her.
Don't be surprised if… From Sainte-Victoire to Luberon, you cross her on her bike, crisscrossing the small roads in the middle of lavender fields… strolling, basket in hand, on the local markets… or sitting on a terrace, sipping a fresh rosé from Provence. Follow Rose on her travels around the region on Les P'tits Bonheurs de Rose.
Keyword Leeks, Tartes, Tarts
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