Sign up to our free daily email for the latest royal and entertainment news, interesting opinion, expert advice on styling and beauty trends, and no-nonsense guides to the health and wellness questions you want answered.
Thank you for signing up to Woman & Home. You will receive a verification email shortly.
There was a problem. Please refresh the page and try again.
- 375g (13oz) shortcrust pastry (we used Dorset Pastry)
- 25g (1oz) butter
- 3 large leeks, sliced
- 200g (7oz) smoked bacon lardons
- 350ml (12fl oz) double cream
- 6 free-range egg yolks
- 60g (2½oz) Gruyère cheese, grated
you will need
- 23cm (9in) loose-based flan tin, greased
Roll out the pastry and line the flan tin, leaving an overhang, then chill for 20 minutes.
Heat the oven to 200 C, 180 C fan, 400 F, gas 6. Melt the butter in a sauté pan and cook the leeks until slightly caramelised. In a small frying pan brown the bacon, drain off the fat and set both aside.
Line the pastry case with foil, fill with baking beans and blind bake for 25 minutes, until the pastry begins to look golden around the edges. Remove the foil and baking beans, and bake for a further 5 to 10 minutes, until golden all over. Cool slightly and remove the overhanging pastry with a serrated knife. Turn the oven down to 150 C, 130 C fan, 300 F, gas 2.
Mix the cream with the egg yolks and season well. Scatter the bacon and leeks in the pastry case, fill with the cream mixture, scatter the Gruyère over the top and bake in the bottom third of the oven for 40 minutes until the filling has just set. This is best served on the day you make it, either hot or at room temperature
Top Tip for making Gruyère, Bacon and Leek Tart
If there are any cracks in your pastry case once you have blind baked it, simply remove the baking beans and foil, brush the cracks with egg yolk and bake for a further 5 to 10 minutes to seal them.
Eton mess tart
We’ve turned a traditional British pudding into a gorgeous white chocolate tart. Summer puddings don’t get any better than this Eton Mess tart.
By Rosie Conroy Published
Bacon and Mozzarella Tart
By Jane Curran Published
Asparagus and brie tarts
Asparagus takes centre stage in these asparagus and brie tart pastry bites that are perfect for lunch or tea.
By Samuel Goldsmith Published
Chocolate and hazelnut roulade
This chocolate and hazelnut roulade comes with an optional Baileys Irish cream liqueur filling for an extra, festive twist
By Jen Bedloe Published
This no-bake Baileys cheesecake is so easy to make and perfect for cream liqueur lovers, plus it takes just 40 minutes to prepare
By Jess Meyer Published
Chocolate torte with Baileys cream and salted praline
Serve this rich Chocolate torte with Baileys cream and salted praline for a festive dessert that makes a popular alternative to Christmas pudding
By Jen Bedloe Published
Nigella Lawson's famous dinner parties are canceled for the most relatable reason
Nigella Lawson's dinner parties may well be the pinnacle of home dining but the beloved chef and writer says she's not doing them anymore
By Aoife Hanna Published
‘Table of legends’ including Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox gives fans the dinner party guestlist of dreams
Kristen Bell shared a snap of her summery outdoor feast, featuring a huge array of stars
By Jack Slater Published
Princess Catherine wears classic Zara checked dress and meaningful leek brooch as she pays her respects in Wales
Princess Catherine's Zara checked dress and leek brooch were the perfect understated choice for this incredibly poignant visit
By Emma Shacklock Published