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Upside Down Filo Leek Tart

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This easy tart combines delicate filo pastry, sweet roasted leeks and salty crumbled feta. You can make the recipe your own by switching up filo pastry for puff pastry and butter for olive oil. Sprinkle some bacon bits over if desired. You only need a handful of ingredients and 10 minutes to prepare it, so it's great when you are running short on time, but in need of a quick and delicious lunch.

  • 80 g Butter, melted
  • 2 tsp Caster sugar
  • 5 Leeks, white part only, cut to 2cm lengths
  • 8 Filo pastry, trimmed to 26 cm / 11 inch square
  • 60 g Feta, crumbled
  • Thyme leaves, to serve
  • Pink peppercorns, to serve
  1. Preheat oven to 180C/160C fan forced. Line the base of a 22-24 cm square cake pan with baking paper, extending over 2 sides.
  2. Spread half of the melted butter over the base of the prepared pan. Sprinkle with the sugar. Arrange leeks upright into the pan. Cover with foil and bake for 15 minutes until just soft. Remove foil and cook for 25 minutes, until most of the liquid has evaporated. Set aside for 10 minutes to cool slightly.
  3. Increase oven to 200C/180C fan forced. Place 1 filo sheet on a clean work surface and brush with the remaining melted butter. Top with another filo sheet and brush with butter again. Continue layering with remaining filo and butter.
  4. Lay filo pastry stack over leeks and tuck in the sides. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Set aside to cool until just warm. Turn onto a serving plate or board. Sprinkle with feta, thyme and pink peppercorns.

© 2023 |

© 2023 |


Javier 7/11/23 13:31

This that looks absolutely marvellous!

Tom 7/11/23 13:55

...Angie, you come up with the most interesting things!

DEZMOND 7/11/23 15:12

Looks lovely, although I would defo cut them leeks into thinner rings as they would half cook and half roast this big and that is not a good flavour. I once tried to stuff leeks with hot dogs and roast them in the oven like that, but the leek just got boiled in the steam instead of getting crispy roasted, so it was nasty, sadly. Cabbage also bakes badly if cut into bigger pieces.

Bill 7/11/23 20:15

Looks good and I love leeks.

Food Blogger 7/11/23 21:50

Wow, looks good. Thanks for sharing this awesome recipe!

DeniseinVA 7/11/23 22:29

I always imagine your dishes would be found in a gourmet restaurant Angie. Delicious!

Norma2 7/11/23 23:44

Angie, a very original savoury version of the Tarte tatin and very tasty of course.

Brian's Home Blog 8/11/23 00:32

I'll bet that is so darn good!

roentare 8/11/23 02:33

This is looking so exquisite!

Citu 8/11/23 03:00

Gracias por la receta. Te mando un beso.

Granny Sue 8/11/23 03:40

Yum! Will have to figure out how to convert all that but I think it can be done.

Margaret D 8/11/23 05:51

That is very interesting.

David M. Gascoigne, 8/11/23 12:49

Nothing ordinary about your creations, Angie.

Pam 8/11/23 19:12

What a clever idea. I love leeks!

foodtravelandwine 9/11/23 01:22

I love leeks!....this tart is amazing and with that feta cheese must taste so delicious!!........Abrazotes, Marcela

Ben | Havocinthekitchen 9/11/23 03:23

What a cool idea to make a savoury upside down tart! Great flavours, and the addition of thyme and pink peppercorns makes it so beautiful and elegant, too.

Raymund 9/11/23 03:38

This tart sounds absolutely delightful, and it's a versatile recipe. The combination of sweet roasted leeks and salty feta encased in crispy filo pastry is a real winner.

Anonymous 9/11/23 04:58

Judee from Gluten Free A-Z Blog: What an interesting and delicious way to use leeks! It looks so good and makes a beautiful presentation.

Sherry's Pickings 9/11/23 11:59

this is a work of art Angie. Hubby doesn't like leeks sadly. I didn't find out for years :=)

Chef Mimi 9/11/23 14:40

This is fabulous!!! I love leeks, and I don’t think they get used enough in everyday cooking.

Rhodesia 9/11/23 21:17

I love leeks so this would go down well here. Cheers Diane

eileeninmd 11/11/23 11:59

Looks delicious, I have to say I have never tried leeks. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great weekend.

Frank | Memorie di Angelina 12/11/23 16:04

Wow, three of my favorite ingredients in one dish. I know I'd love this.

tigerfish 18/11/23 02:48

The leeks must have cooked down to sweetness, then complemented with feta. Perfection!


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