PREP TIME:15 mins
TOTAL TIME:1 hr
- 1 1/2 pounds large leeks, white portion and 1 inch of green thoroughly cleaned and thinly sliced
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
- 3 large eggs
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
- 1 cup Gruyere cheese, grated and divided
- 1 9 inch pie crust
Keep oven on at 350 degrees F. In a medium skillet over medium heat, melt butter. Add leeks and sauté, stirring occasionally, 5 to 6 minutes, until softened. Remove from heat and stir in cream. Let stand 5 minutes.
Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, whisk eggs with salt and pepper. Stir egg mixture into the leeks and cream. Sprinkle 3/4 cup of cheese on bottom of pie shell.
Pour egg mixture into prebaked pie shell; sprinkle remaining cheese on top. Bake 45 minutes, or until just set in middle and browned on top. If necessary, turn on broiler; broil 6 from element 2 minutes, just until top browns.