We are such big fans of Sweet Paul magazine and are constantly salivating over his delicious looking recipes, when I saw this I thought it would be a perfect rustic style dinner party meal. To save time I would replace the tiresome task of hand making pesto to using our Jacqueline Morabito Pesto which is so delicious and authentic tasting and certainly better than if I made it myself!!!
1 large leak, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons butter
2 large eggs
2 large egg whites
4 tablespoons cream
1 cup ricotta
3 tablespoons pesto
1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan
2 tablespoons flat-leaf parsley, chopped
coarse salt and freshly grounded pepper
8 sheets filo pastry, thawed
1 cup of Jacqueline Morabito Green Pesto.
Preheat oven to 375F.
Saute leaks in butter until soft.
In a medium bowl, combine, eggs, egg whites, cream, ricotta, pesto, parmesan and parsley.
Season with salt and pepper.
Lightly coat a 9 inch pie pan with cooking spray.
Unroll filo, remove one sheet, placing in prepared pan.
Coat lightly with cooking spray.
Repeat with 7 more sheets of filo, spraying between each layer.
Trim edges with scissor.
Spoon filling and leaks into the pan.
Bake until golden brown and set, about 45-50 minutes.
Cool before serving.
Recipe and image from www.sweetpaul.typepad.com