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Leek and Stilton Quiche

An updated British staple that uses their famous Stilton cheese.
Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time40 minutes
Course: Brunch, Main, Main Course, vegetarian dishes
Cuisine: British
Keyword: leek and stilton quiche recipe, quiche, savory pies, valentine's day dinner
Servings: 8
Calories: 561kcal



  • 8 oz flour
  • oz butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbs water


  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 2 leeks thinly sliced
  • 2 sticks celery thinly sliced
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • oz Stilton cheese coarsely grated
  • 2 tbs chopped parsley
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper


  • Preheat oven to 400F/200C.
  • Place the flour and butter into a food processor and pulse until the mixture looks like breadcrumbs. Add the egg and water and pulse until it just begins to ball up.
  • Roll out on a lightly floured surface and transfer to a 11-in/28cm deep quiche pan. Press up along the rim them prick with a fork. Chill for 15 minutes.
  • Line the pastry with parchments and pie weights (I use dry beans) and bake for 15 minutes. Remove the weights and paper and bake for an additional 5-10 minutes or until just cooked and pale golden. Remove crust from the oven. Reduce oven temp to 350F/180C.
  • To make filling: heat the oil in a large skillet then add the leeks and celery and saute over high heat for a few minutes.
  • Lover the heat, cover and simmner for 25 minutes or until veggies are tender. Remove cover and increase heat to high to evaporate any accumulated liquid.
  • Beat the eggs and cream together in a medium bowl. Whisk in the salt and pepper.
  • Spread the cooked leeks and celery evenly on the bottom of the crust. Top with the cheese and parsley. Pour the custard over the top.
  • Bake for 35-40 minutes or until golden and just set on top. Let the quiche stand for 5-10 minutes before cutting and serving.


Gorgonzola or bleu cheese may be substituted if you cannot find Stilton.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 561kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 45g | Saturated Fat: 27g | Cholesterol: 233mg | Sodium: 745mg | Potassium: 208mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 2026IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 180mg | Iron: 2mg