Tested till perfect Mini Leek and Bacon Pies
Mini Leek and Bacon Pies
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Mini Leek and Bacon Pies

These cute individual-size pies are delicious served either hot, as an elegant starter with a salad, or cold, eaten out of hand with a little HP sauce.

By Jennifer Bartoli and The Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: October 2013

Recipe4 out of 5 based on 6 ratings.
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  • Prep time 30 minutes
  • Total time 50 minutes
  • Portion size 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 slices 2slicesbacon, sliced
  • 4 cups 4cupsthinly sliced leekleeks, (white and light green parts only),about 2
  • 2 cups 2cupsthinly sliced oniononions, (about 1)
  • 2 tsp 2tspchopped fresh thyme
  • Pinch Pincheach salt and pepper
  • 2 tbsp 2tbspbalsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp 1tbspDijon mustard
  • 1 cup 1cupbaby spinach, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupfrozen peas
  • 1 cup 1cupshredded Gruyère cheese
  • Half HalfEasy-roll Pie Pastry
  • 1 1egg yolkegg yolks

Preparation

In large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until browned, about 3 minutes. Stir in leeks, onion, thyme, salt and pepper; cook, stirring occasionally, until starting to brown, about 7 minutes.

Stir in 1/2 cup water, vinegar and mustard, scraping up browned bits; cook until onion is caramelized, about 10 minutes. Stir in spinach and peas; cook until spinach is wilted and peas are hot, about 3 minutes.

Stir in 3/4 cup of the Gruyere cheese. Let cool slightly. On lightly floured surface, roll out pastry into 16- x 12-inch (40 x 30 cm) rectangle.

Cut into twelve 4-inch (10 cm) squares; press each into muffin cup. Fill each with 1/4 cup filling, pressing firmly; sprinkle with some of the remaining cheese. Fold 4 corners of dough toward centre, pressing lightly to seal.

Whisk egg yolk with 2 tsp water; brush over top of pastry. Bake in 400 F (200 C) oven until pastry is golden and filling is bubbly, about 20 minutes. Let cool on rack for 5 minutes.

Nutritional Information per serving: about

cal 213 pro 6g total fat 14g sat. fat 7g
carb 16g dietary fibre 1g sugar 2g chol 51mg
sodium 158mg potassium 119mg

RDI%

calcium 11 iron 11 vit A 11 vit C 5
folate 20
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