Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The Tuesday Tart & A Giveaway!



I like the sound of that: "The Tuesday Tart".

From now on, I will only post tarts and quiches on a Tuesday, I like to have a theme going on.

I made this years ago for a bridal luncheon and forgot all about it.
It is so easy and so delicious.
And now that those beautiful big fat spring leeks are in the markets, pick some up and make this wonderful quiche.

The recipe is from the new Martha Stewart book Pies & Tarts. This book has been revamped for 2011 with 150 pie and tart recipes, sweet & savory.

If you are a pie lover, then this book will be your pie baking bible.



For today's giveaway, tell us your favorite pie or tart and 2 lucky winners will receive a copy of Martha's new book.

Don't forget to check out the recipe too!



Leek & Corn Quiche:

1 recipe pate brisee (from Martha's book) (or a pre-made pie crust)

3 leeks, trimmed & sliced thin
1 1/2 cups corn kernels (frozen is fine)
1 tbsp fresh thyme leaves
1 tbsp butter plus 2 tbsp olive oil
1 cup grated Gruyere cheese
2 eggs plus 1 egg yolk
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup whole milk
salt & pepper
pinch of nutmeg

Get your pie crust ready by rolling it out and fitting it into a 9" tart pan (I like the ones with the removable bottoms). Put the prepared pan in the freezer for a few minutes to firm up and chill the dough again.

In a large heavy skillet, heat the butter and olive oil and saute your leeks a few minutes until they are softening. Add the corn and thyme and saute another few minutes. Season with salt & pepper. Set this mixture aside.



Make your custard by whisking the milk, cream and eggs together in a big measuring cup so it's easy to pour.

Remove the pie crust from the freezer and prick it all over with a fork. I pre-bake my crust at 375F for 9 minutes, I would suggest using pie weights if you have them.

Spread half the grated cheese (1/2 cup) on the bottom of the pastry and add the corn and leek mixture.

Carefully pour the custard over the contents in the pie pan and finish with the rest of the grated Gruyere on top.

Bake 35-40 minutes in a 375F oven. Let rest a few minutes before serving.



Winners will be announced on Friday.

Love,
The Tart Queen

76 comments:

Nisrine Merzouki said...

I do love leek tart and savory tarts in general. Thank you for sharing this great recipe!

Anonymous said...

My favorite tart ia a savory one with roasted tomatoes, garlic, basil and goat cheese--sooo good!

June

Lynette said...

Hi Stacey,
My favorite tart is flammenkuchen, an Asatian onion and lardon pie. YUM!
Thanks for the giveaway chance.

Best, Lynette

Ronnie said...

My new favorite tart/pie is your spinach pie with the Swiss cheese & soup mix. I made 2 of them for Easter and they were a huge hit! So easy and delicious. Thx!

Anonymous said...

Jolie said...
My favorite tart is Fresh Strawberry Tart (Tarte aux Fraises)
This is from the Paris Sweets cookbook and it is great to serve
during spring time or for a luncheon!

Ellen said...

I love my mother's apple pie. The recipe is from my German grandmother and it is just fabulous!

The Japanese Redneck said...

My favorite pie is my mom's called Cherry Pie. Which is so funny cause the cherry is one marashino on the top as a decoration.

Claudia said...

I like the sound of "The Tuesday Tart." Makes me want to re-invent myself and start a new blog. The leeks really work against the creaminess of the tart/quiche. My favorite is definnitely the tomato tart - when the tomatoes come in. The deep red satisfies before I take a forkful. But of course there's the berry tart... and the zucchini one... did I ever mention I'm not good at favorites?

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Beth said...

Stacey, I love love love your blog -- you are my first go to when looking for a good recipe -- you are so thorough and your recipes are always the best and very concise! I love cherry and apple pie and my all time favorite is Martha Stewart's Coconut Creme Tart from her Entertaining Cooking.

Beth Searing
(Friend of Rick and Robyn's)

What's Cookin Stacey?? said...

I love huckleberry pie made with huckleberries that my kiddos and I pick in the summer. So good with vanilla ice cream!

r said...

i LOVE lemon meringue pies : )

kimt said...

my favorite...any thing with a crust...and any fruit...and warm from the oven!

kat said...

Leek & corn?! I think I'm in love. I think my favorite pie is the classic blueberry with a good crust made with lard

J.K.D. said...

You can never go wrong with a strawberry tart with vanilla custard!

Anonymous said...

Definitely anything savory: eggy, cheesey, with any veggies that include something oniony!
Rebecca
drliebes@bex.net

Kathy~Sweet Bird Designs said...

This tart looks so good! My favorite pie is a sweet ricotta pie which we always have at Easter.

SueZ said...

My latest favorite is the onion/bacon tart I had in Strasbourg, France. Just onions and bacon sprinkled over creme fraich on a thin, cracker like dough...yummy! SueZ
zabrit@earthlink.net

Franci said...

I love french silk pie!! :)

Desi said...

I like key lime tarts! Would love to win this cookbook :) Thanks for the chance to win1

Kitty B said...

How to name one favorite? I love peach pie when the peaches are in season - cherry pie almost any time - and just to be a bit different . . . I do love Chess Pie - it's Southern, butter & sugar. How can you not love it?

anabelle82 said...

I'm a sucker for dutch apple pie. I can never seem to say no!

michelle said...

My favorite pie to make is the old fashion apple pie! In the fall I collect apples with my kids from a friend's tree then we turn them into wonderful pies in which we freeze a few so we can enjoy them until next year's crop of apples are ready!

The Cafe Sucre Farine said...

I love the vegetable and meat pies that are the rage in England. Every pub has their own version of Pie and Mash; a delicious, flaky pastry with a variety of meat and/or vegetable fillings, always accompanied by yummy mashed potatoes, tender green peas (they actually go quite well with this combination!) and a dark, rich sauce served in a tiny little pitcher. Hearty and fabulous!

Colleen V. said...

Yummy! Can't wait to make this. I like the combo of corn and leek. Sounds corny,(no pun) but my favorite pie is my Mom's apple pie! Her lard crust is so tender, flavorful and flaky. The apples are a perfect combo of tart, sweet firm and soft. I can't duplicate it.

denise s said...

Dear Queen of Tarts,

My all time favorite tart is a roasted pepper and olive mozzarella tart. I found the recipe in a magazine over 25 yrs ago and it had black olives and guyere, but I changed it to mozzarella and kalamata olives.
It also has red onions, eggs and heavy cream and chopped herbs. Its my go-to receipe for a first course at a summer cookout. I partially pre-bake my crust, add the beaten eggs, heavy cream, dices buffala mozz. 1/2 cup olives, salt, pepper, herbs (usually chopped basil). I then top the filling with roasted peeled multi colored peppers in like wheel spokes. Bake at 375 for 40 minutes. Tastes great cold leftovers for the next day lunch.
Denise
(denise.streit@gmail.com

Carolyn said...

For me tarts and pies are all about the crust, and great crusts usually result from the use of lard, it makes such a difference. Right now a french coconut pie in my
homemeade crust sounds perfect. Yum!

Melissa @IWasBornToCook said...

I've got lots of favorites...asparagus and goat cheese is definitely one of them!

Natalie said...

this caprese tart is my FAVORITE!! http://www.thesweetslife.com/2010/09/caprese-tart-with-basil-garlic-crust.html

Ciao Chow Linda said...

Tarts on Tuesdays sounds terrific, Mrs. Tart Queen, and so does this one, but I am partial to the traditional quiche lorraine.

Joanne said...

I'm fairly certain there aren't enough savory tarts in my life...in fact...none. This gorgeous one makes me want to change that!

Although my favorite pie is strawberry rhubarb!

Chris said...

Without a doubt, Lemon Meringue Pie!

Ms. T said...

My favorite pie is key lime! I would definitely try the leek & corn quiche too!

The Healthy Gourmet........................ said...

Blue cheese and caramelized onions is by far my fav tart.

Fallen said...

My favorite savory tart is one with tomatoes, zucchini and gouda cheese. My favorite pie would have to be Key Lime.

I guess that makes me hubby's favorite tart ... what could be better :)

Julie said...

Your quiche looks amazing! My favorite pie is blueberry. Unless there's chocolate around. Or coconut..oh my!

Glen said...

My favorites are any one that you make, though I'm especially partial to the tomato tart. Shameless aren't I?

Lindsay@Brownies For Brunch said...

Nothing beats a warm, homemade, thick crust cinnamon apple pie with vanilla ice cream melting on top....it just can't be matched!

A Melbourne Girl said...

Ooh, where do I start?
While I love fruit pies and tarts I have to admit my fav are the savoury ones. I love an egg and bacon pie, as well as a zucchini tart that I also put mushrooms in.
Pretty boring I guess but they are so easy to make and eat. I will definitely be making this one.
Lesley
x

linda said...

my favorite pie, well blueberry. or coconut custard. my favorite quiche. the desparate gourmet. tart..hazelnut nutella.
they all rock!

Anonymous said...

I would have to say that my favorite is a fresh made Maine blueberry pie or during apple picking season, Apple! Both are great reasons to live in Maine! :)
Wanda D.

Meghan said...

I love you blog :^)

I also love a raspberry-almond tart I had in NZ!

Amy Vazquez said...

My favorite tart...is one of yours - Tourte aux Blettes. I came across this on your site a while back and it has become a staple for us...especially when the Swiss chard starts flowing in from our CSA. It is a delicious recipe and SO easy to make.

Love your site!

Proud Italian Cook said...

Thanks to you I flipped through that book today and gazed at all those pies and tarts, you're right, it's like the pie baking bible, every page I turned had something I wanted to make. On my favorite, I could never make a decision on what I like best, it's however the wind is blowing that day!

Karen said...

Looks great. So far I think I love the apple mini tarts the best! So easy to make with my son and delicious too!

Allison said...

I have had my eye on this book! I LOVE frozen chocolate pie with a thick layer of whipped cream. This pie is a tradition at all of our family holidays. One year there was no chocolate pie and there were a lot of unhappy campers (including me!). That mistake was never made again.

Kirsten Lindquist said...

love the corn and leek combo, inspired! Savory tarts it has to be caramelized onion and mushrooms with thyme (wow, gotta have one of those again soon!) Sweet pie it has to be pear, blue cheese and walnuts (Which is kind of savory too, ah well!)

Sally said...

Caramelized onion and goat cheese tart!

Ayala said...

Apple pie!!!
with vanilla ice cream :P

The Italian Dish said...

It has to be Lindsey's Almond Tart (Chez Panisse recipe). Outstanding.

maria lucia said...

Home-made strawberry jam on a crumbling crust :D. Great idea!

Shawna said...

This quiche sounds fantastic! I think I'll make it this weekend. My favorite quiche so far is a swiss cheese and asparagus tart. Thanks!

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Nancy said...

I just made quiche for Easter-fav is carmelized onion, bacon and swiss.

Eileen @ Passions to Pastry said...

Probably no surprise here -- favorite tart is rhubarb strawberry custard. And my rhubarb is almost ready!!

Eileen @ Passions to Pastry said...

Oh wait! The rhubarb-strawberry is my favorite sweet tart; my favorite savory tart is the French tomato tart with gruyére, mustard and Nicoise olives. And of course... only fresh, summer, heirloom tomatoes!

Linda said...

My favorite tart is a Bavarian Peach Tart that Jenny has made a few times. It is absolutely Delicious. She made it for her grandmothers 80th birthday 2 years ago too. It is from the pastry chef of the Clinton House, Its awesome!!

Ellen (SIL) said...

My favorite pie is made with Marthas perfect pie crust, and fresh sour cherries picked from my own cherry trees. THE BEST!!!

Marika said...

My absolute favorite pie is Walnut-Cranberry. It is fast, easy, healthy and always turn out well. My family and friends rave about it. I wish I could have a walnut tree and a cranberry bog in my tiny backyard

Karen said...

My favorite pie is fresh apricot pie. I have the original MS pie and tart book and would love to upgrade to the new one!

karenreichmann@hotmail.com

Anne said...

This leek and corn tart looks delicious! I love blueberry pie when blueberries are in season. Thanks for the great giveaway.

amberenson@juno.com

lisa faley said...

I haven't had much experience with savory pies, other than quiche or shepherds pie... as for sweet pies - VERY difficult for me to choose a favorite, but if you really pushed me, I'd have to choose classic apple with vanilla ice cream or pumpkin warm from the oven with fresh whipped cream!
YUM!

Pat R said...

I love crab and asparagus quiches.

psrrn@aol.com

Diane T. said...

The best quiche I ever made was from a quiche cookbook that I could never find again after using it. The recipe was for crab and avocado quiche and I made it for a Christmas Eve dinner. My favorite fruit pie is French Strawberry Pie. I got it out of a 1978 Redbook magazine that is now about to fall apart. It is simply a baked pie shell w/ softened cream cheese spread in the bottom; then place large strawberries pointed side up in the creamcheese til the bottom is covered. Puree the rest of the strawberries in the blender, then boil w/ cornstarch and sugar til thickened (so that you have 2 cups) and pour it over the pie. After the pie cools, whip some heavy cream w/ sugar and dollop on top. Yum. Easy. Pretty. Elegant.

Ann from Illinois said...

I had no idea that one of my favorite cookbooks was being revamped! I have made many, many pies from that book, but one of my favorites is the peach pie. When I bought my little cottage 15 years ago, low and behold there was a peach tree on the property. So, I went right to the guru and found a simple but delicious peach pie recipe. The tree is now gone (they are short lived in this region) but I still try to make one now and then.

cbakaj said...

One of our favorites is an old Kraft recipe for pumpkin cheese pie. It's a layer of pumpkin on the bottom with a cream cheese layer on top and is a Thanksgiving staple for our family. It's especially good with a big dollop of whipped cream.

Anonymous said...

Hmmm.... Really any that's warm from the oven! Right now I'd probably say my favorite pie is German crumb. A breakfast pie with a molasses taste. Deee-licious with coffee! I would like to experiment more with savory tarts
Michelle B

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Steven Dunn said...

I LOVE savory tarts, a good one even more than a sweet one. Corn season is right around the corner, and I am so tagging this tart to try then - S

Noelle Marie said...

HUCKLEBERRY PIE:

We would go to "huckleberry hill" as kids and pick huckleberries in California (1 in mouth, 1 in bucket and so on) for what seemed like hours as a family. Then we would get home and mom would wash them and put them into a pie. We couldn't believe how so much work would go into just ONE PIE, but they are little berries! A slice a la mode was ALWAYS worth it. I can still taste them. Yum.

Franci said...

I'm a big berry pie fan. :)

tasteofbeirut said...

My mom used to make a leek and salmon pie that I loved; I just think the key in a good pie is the crust and yours looks especially nice and crisp

madeline said...

Stacy, i'm probably too late but i'll post anyway. First let me say I LOVE making pie and cookies. Both are my ultimate form of therapy and pie takes the lead. It must be something in rolling out the crust that has this calming affect...
A favorite pie to make is what...someone? coined as a marriage pie. It's any pie made with two kinds of fruit. My favorite combination to make and give is pear and raspberry. I have been known on my street to deliver a fair amount of these to newlyweds and they are always well received!

A Feast for the Eyes said...

I'm way too late to enter, but I'm just now catching up on 2 week's worth of posts. LOL, because I bought and LOVE this book. I totally thought of you-- and I've been planning a giveaway on this one. You're the Queen of Tarts... I'm the queen of rasPberry pie!