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Breakfast Egg and Gruyere Cheese Quiche Tart with Tomatoes
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Breakfast Egg and Gruyere Cheese Tart

French style Breakfast Recipe - Egg and Gruyere Cheese Quiche Tart with Grape Tomatoes.  9.5 inch tart shell stuffed with egg mixture, cooked leeks, fresh thyme, gruyere cheese, and grape tomatoes.  

Course Breakfast
Cuisine French
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 2 hours
Servings 10 people
Calories 261 kcal
Author Julia


Ingredients for tart crust:

  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 9 tablespoons unsalted butter cold
  • 1 egg yolks
  • 1 tablespoon ice water

Ingredients for tart filling:

  • 1/2 cup leek chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 sprigs thyme fresh
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup Gruyere cheese shredded
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 20 grape tomatoes yellow and red


How to make savory tart shell:

Savory tart filling:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. 

  2. In a skillet on a stove top, cook chopped leeks in olive oil for 10 minutes until softened. Add finely chopped thyme to leeks. Let it cool.

  3. In a small bowl, whisk together eggs, heavy cream, milk. Then, add cheese, leeks mixture, and salt and mix well.

  4. Pour the mixture into the cooled tart shell, distributing leeks evenly. As you see on the photo below, the mixture does not come to the top of the tart shell edges, which is normal. Once it’s cooked, the egg mixture will actually rise.

  5. Cut grape tomatoes in half. Arrange them on top of the tart, cut side down.

  6. Bake tart for 50 minutes, until tart shell is golden brown and the filling top turns yellow-brownish and starts to rise, or when the tooth pick inserted in the middle of the tart comes out clean. Remove from oven and let it cool for 10 minutes on wire rack before serving.

Nutrition Facts
Breakfast Egg and Gruyere Cheese Tart
Amount Per Serving
Calories 261 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 101mg34%
Sodium 126mg5%
Potassium 141mg4%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 985IU20%
Vitamin C 5.7mg7%
Calcium 79mg8%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.