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Apple leek cheddar tart, fully baked coming out of the oven on a sheet pan.
Apple Leek Cheddar Tart
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
40 mins
This vegetarian tart combines the flavors of salty sharp Cheddar cheese with sweet apples and earthy leeks. Using store-bought puff pastry makes it quick and easy to put this together. Along with a side salad, this is a delicious lunch or light dinner.
Course: Entrées, Appetizers/Snacks, Lunch, Bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Breakfast/Brunch, Vegetarian, Lunch, Apples, Fall Recipes, tart, Fall, puff pastry
Servings: 6
Calories: 511 kcal
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 2 leeks cleaned and sliced
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 clove garlic smashed
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • ¼ cup white wine
  • 3 red-skinned apples sliced (like Honeycrisp)
  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry thawed
  • 2 cups grated sharp Cheddar cheese
  • ¼ cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  1. Pre-heat a sauté pan over medium heat. Add the butter and sauté the leeks, thyme and smashed garlic clove until the leeks start to soften – about 10 minutes.
  2. Add the white wine and bring the liquid to a simmer for a minute or two. Add the apples and continue to cook for another 5 minutes, turning the apples over gently. Then, remove the pan from the heat and let the mixture cool. Remove the garlic clove and the thyme sprigs.

  3. Pre-heat the oven to 425ºF.
  4. Roll the sheet of puff pastry out to a rectangle about 13-inches by 11-inches on a piece of lightly-floured parchment paper and transfer it to a baking sheet (you can use the parchment to lift and transfer the pastry easily). Brush a little egg wash on a ½-inch border of the rectangle and fold that ½-inch of the pastry up on top of the border to create a double crust.
  5. Sprinkle half the cheese on the interior of the pastry rectangle. Transfer the apple and leek mixture to the pastry, on top of the Cheddar cheese. Sprinkle the chopped walnuts on top and then finish with the remaining Cheddar cheese. Brush the edges of the pastry with a little beaten egg and transfer the baking sheet to the oven.
  6. Bake in the 425ºF oven for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the pastry crust is nicely browned and crisp.

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Nutrition Facts
Apple Leek Cheddar Tart
Amount Per Serving
Calories 511 Calories from Fat 306
% Daily Value*
Fat 34g52%
Saturated Fat 14g70%
Cholesterol 72mg24%
Sodium 354mg15%
Potassium 251mg7%
Carbohydrates 37g12%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 15g30%
Vitamin A 1050IU21%
Vitamin C 9mg11%
Calcium 310mg31%
Iron 2.4mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.