Leek and Egg Pie

    1 hour 20 minutes

    This quiche has carrots, leeks and cumin. By using spelt flour and sunflower margarine it is a much healthier option. Use organic carrots and leeks too.

    3 people made this

    Serves: 6 

    • 4 large eggs
    • 100g sunflower margarine
    • 250g spelt flour or wholemeal flour, sifted
    • 6 medium carrots, peeled and sliced
    • 2 large leeks, washed and sliced
    • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
    • 1 teaspoon black cumin seeds or onion seeds
    • salt and pepper
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil

    Preparation:40min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:1hour20min 

    1. Beat 1 egg and 100g sunflower margarine together. Add the flour and rub together until well mixed. If too dry, add a tablespoon of water. Turn out onto floured board and knead until smooth. Chill for 30 minutes.
    2. Heat oil in saucepan and add in carrots, leeks and seeds. Turn down head and allow to sweat for 15 minutes. When soft, turn off heat and set aside. Remove pastry from fridge and allow to come to room temperature.
    3. Roll out and line a greased ceramic pie dish with pastry. Prick with a fork. Beat the remaining 3 eggs in a bowl. Add the carrot and leek mixture. Season with salt and black pepper. Pour the mixture into pie dish.
    4. Bake in preheated oven for 35 minutes or until mix is cooked through. Test by sticking a knife blade into centre of pie, if it comes out wet then allow to cook for wee bit longer.

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    The spelt pastry was the best I have tried, I needed to change the sunflower for goats butter as we cannot use sunflower. It's a keeper, for other pies. Everyone left clean plates always a good sign.  -  18 Feb 2014  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)


    Tried this mainly for pastry, which works fine if you like wholemeal, or use it for health as we do. Good flavour and not too hard considering fairly low fat for pastry. I used broccoli onion and sweet corn for filling, same method. Very nice.  -  03 Feb 2014  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)