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Simple Pear, Leek and Walnut Pie

A simple pie recipe with pear, leek and walnuts baked in puff pastry. Serve with a salad or a cup of warm soup.

Course Brunch, Main Course
Cuisine comfort, French, vegetarian
Tags leek, pear, pie, savoury, vegetarian, walnut
Prep time 20 minutes
Cook time 25 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Silvia Cooks


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 leek
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1-2 pears peeled and sliced
  • 1/2 cup walnuts crushed
  • goat or emmental cheese
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 roll puff pastry dough store-bought is fine


  1. Preheat the oven to 200ºC.

  2. Rinse the leek with water, remove the upper and drier green leaves, and slice it into half moons. Sauté in a frying pan at medium heat with olive oil. You can add a little salt halfway through. Once they start caramelising, turn off the heat and set aside.

  3. Once the oven is hot, extend the puff pastry over a round springform cake tin (or similar should work). Usually the store-bought puff pastry doughs come rolled in baking paper - keep it, it will prevent the dough from sticking to the pan. Prick the base of the dough with a fork and bake for 5-7 mins. Remove from the oven.

  4. Add the fried leek, the pear(s) - peeled and sliced - and the walnuts. Optionally, add your favourite goat cheese or some emmental, then crack some black pepper on top. Fold in the edges of the dough. Bake 20-25 mins, until the puff pastry becomes golden brown.

  5. Allow it cool down for 10 mins and serve with a nice green salad.


How to store

Ideally, you want to eat this dish fresh from the oven. If you find yourself with leftovers:

  • Store in the fridge for up to 2 days.
  • Microwave or bake gently to reheat.