A classic and a crowd pleaser, for good reason. The basic combination of bacon, leeks and cheese is enhanced by using high-quality ingredients. Try this with baby leeks in season and use the best quality Gruyere you can find; it will make all the difference to the end result.
Keep in mind that this full recipe includes the creation of the moulded pastry shell, which requires at least 6 hours and preferably overnight, so this recipe is ideally started the day before service.
7 hours total: 25 minutes attended, 6 hours 35 minutes unattended
1584 g (servings 6 –8)