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Leek and Stilton tart

Prep time less than 30 mins
Cook time less than 30 mins
Serves 1
Dietary Vegetarian
From Ready Steady Cook


  1. Preheat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas 6.

  2. Brush the filo pastry with butter, fold in half and press into a chefs' ring on a baking sheet. Brush with more butter, then transfer to the oven and bake for eight minutes, or until golden-brown.

  3. Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a small pan, add the leek and sauté for 3-4 minutes, until softened. Leave to cool slightly.

  4. Place the eggs, cream and chives into a bowl, season with salt and freshly ground black pepper and mix well. Add the leeks to the bowl and stir to combine.

  5. Remove the filo pastry case from the oven, pour in the egg mixture and top with the Stilton. Return to the oven and bake for 8-10 minutes, or until the filling has set.

  6. To serve, place the tart onto a plate, remove the chefs' ring and sprinkle with chopped chives.


  • 1 sheet ready-made filo pastry
  • 25g/1oz butter, melted
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ¼ leek, finely sliced
  • 2 free-range egg yolks
  • 2 tbsp double cream
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh chives, plus extra to serve
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 30g/1oz Stilton, crumbled

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