Spinach And Leek Quiche

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Thomas Keller’s Pastry Shell (no adaptations made)
2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted, plus more for dusting
1 teaspoon kosher salt
2 sticks chilled unsalted butter, cut into ¼-inch dice
¼ cup ice water
1 10 oz. frozen spinach, thawed and drained
½ cup leeks, sauteed in butter until softened and cooled
1 8oz. cream cheese, softened
4 eggs
¾ cup fontina cheese
¾ cup parmesan cheese
¾ teaspoon kosher salt

Preparation: Heat oven to 375 degrees F.
To make pastry shell: Add in 1 cup of flour and salt to a stand mixer bowl fitted with the paddle attachment and mix on low. With the mixer running on low, add the butter pieces, a handful at a time. Once all the butter has been added, increase the speed to medium and mix until the butter is completely incorporated. 2. Reduce the speed to low, beat in the the remaining 1 cup of flour just until blended. Mix in the water just until thoroughly incorporated. Flatten the pastry dough into an 8-inch disk, wrap in plastic and refrigerate until chilled, at least 1 hour or overnight.
Brush one 9 inch tart pan with oil. Place tart pan on a parchment lined bake sheet. Dust the pastry dough on both sides with flour. Working on a lightly floured surface, roll out the pastry to a 16-inch round, about 3/16 inch thick. Carefully trim the dough to fit a one 9 inch pan with a 1 inch overhang. Use the trimmings to fill any cracks. Refrigerate the shell for 20 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 375°. Line the pastry shell with a 14-inch round of parchment paper; fill the shell with dried rice. Bake for about 20 minutes, or until the edge of the dough is lightly browned. Remove the parchment and rice, continue baking the pastry shell for about 15 minutes longer, or until richly browned on the bottom. Transfer the pastry shell to a wire rack to cool.
To make filling: Place all ingredients in a food processor bowl and pulse until well blended. Pour mixture into crust and bake at 375 degrees F until set, about 25-30 minutes.

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