Cheesy Leek Tart
with Apple and Baby Leaf Salad
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Puff Pastry Sheet
(Contains Cereals containing gluten)
Mature Cheddar Cheese
Vegetable Stock Paste
Baby Leaf Mix
Not included in your delivery
Water for the Sauce
Sugar for the Dressing
Olive Oil for the Dressing
Preheat your oven to 220°C/200°C fan/gas mark 7. Remove the puff pastry from your fridge.
Unroll the pastry (keeping its baking paper) and lay it onto a large baking tray. Using a knife, score a 2cm border all around - be careful not to cut all the way through. Prick the pastry inside the border all over with a fork.
When the oven is hot, bake the pastry on the top shelf until starting to colour and puff up, 10-12 mins.
Trim the root and dark green leafy part from the leek and discard. Halve lengthways, then thinly slice.
Heat a drizzle of oil in a large saucepan on medium-high heat. Once hot, add the leek and season with salt and pepper. Cook the leek until softened, 4-6 mins, stirring occasionally.
Meanwhile, peel and grate the garlic (or use a garlic press).
Grate the cheese.
Add the garlic to the pan and fry until fragrant, 1 min.
Melt the butter into the leek and garlic, then stir in the flour (see pantry for both amounts) and cook until it forms a paste, 1-2 mins - you've made a roux!
Stir in the water for the sauce (see pantry for amount) a little at a time, followed by the creme fraiche and vegetable stock paste.
Bring to the boil, then lower the heat and simmer, stirring until thickened, 2-3 mins. Taste, season with salt and pepper if needed.
Once the pastry has baked, remove it from the oven.
Push down the centre with the back of a spoon - the border will remain puffed up to help hold the filling. Use a spoon to gently spread the creamy leek sauce over the base of the tart.
Top with the grated cheese.
Return the tart to the top shelf of your oven to bake until golden brown, 5-6 mins.
While the tart bakes, quarter, core and thinly slice the apple (no need to peel).
In a medium bowl, combine the cider vinegar, sugar and olive oil for the dressing (see ingredients for amount). Season with salt and pepper.
Toss the baby leaves and apple into the dressing. TIP: Don't add the leaves too early or they'll go soggy.
When the tart is ready, remove it from the oven and drizzle over the balsamic glaze.
Slice the cheesy leek tart in half and share between your plates. Serve the baby leaf and apple salad alongside.