Leek and cheese pie

Description

More elaborate than a simple bake, but the results are worth and very satisfying.

Ingredients

2 T butter
6 leek (small to medium, washed and sliced)
2 T flour (use cornstarch, for a gluten free recipe)
2 c milk
2 T cheese (grated)
  seasoning (salt and pepper to taste)
1 pn nutmeg (grated)
1 pie crust (enough pastry to line one 8 inch pie pan, top and bottom)

Instructions

  1. Melt the butter over a moderate heat. Add th sliced leek and cook for 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Leek should be translucent.
  2. Stir in the flour and cook for a further minute. Pour in the milk, stirring continuously, and cook until it boils.
  3. Remove from heat, season, and mix in the grated cheese.
  4. Beat the two egg yolks and blend in a little of the hot sauce, then pour this mixture back into the leek and sauce pan. Stir to mix well. Cool.
  5. Preheat the oven to 400° F (200° C).
  6. Line one 8-inch pie pan with pastry.
  7. Pour in the cooled leek sauce.
  8. Roll out the rest of the pastry and cover the pie. Make a cut on the top to let the steam out.
  9. Bake on the middle rack for 25 minutes, until the top crust is golden brown.

Notes

For a gluten free recipe use a gluten free pie crust or bake the filling in a pie dish with no crust.

Yield
6 servings
Preparation time
20
Cooking time
30
Total time
50 minutes