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Friday, January 16, 2009

Bacon, Broccoli and Onion Quiche

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 I was on vacation last week and decided to get a little adventurous with one of my dinners.  To Read More, Click On the Recipe Title.


 This outstanding quiche recipe came from Epicurious. I've never made quiche before, I was afraid the kids and hubby wouldn't care for it. Boy was I wrong! Amanda ,our 11 yr old kept telling me how good it was with every bite she took! The original recipe consisted of zucchini, bacon and gruyere cheese. Mine had bacon, onion, broccoli and cheddar cheese in it. Nothing fancy, just what I had on hand. I really didn't measure out the bacon and broccoli, I cut a package of bacon in half and fried it up, I added some chopped onion to a little bit of the bacon grease to give it flavor. The broccoli, it was frozen . I par boiled it a little and threw it into a little of the bacon grease to cook as well. Other than that , I followed the recipe as far as the measurements for the cheese , eggs and milk went. You can make your favorite pie crust, or buy a premade crust. Another interesting idea is to use puff pastry, how good would that be! I'd like to see how this turns out with some cubed up ham in it!! However you decide to make it, this is one good quiche recipe!


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Zucchini, Bacon and Gruyere Cheese Quiche
Epicurious

Ingredients:

1 (9-inch) refrigerated pie dough round (from a 15-oz package)
1/4 lb sliced bacon, coarsely chopped
2 medium zucchini (3/4 lb total), halved lengthwise, then cut crosswise into 1/8-inch-thick slices
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup heavy cream
3/4 cup whole milk
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
3 large eggs
2 oz Gruyère, coarsely grated (1 cup)
Special equipment: a 9 1/2-inch deep-dish pie plate

Preparation

Put oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 450°F.
Fit pie dough into pie plate and lightly prick all over. Bake according to package instructions, then transfer crust in pie plate to a rack.
Reduce oven temperature to 350°F.

While crust bakes, cook bacon in a 12-inch heavy skillet over moderately high heat, stirring occasionally, until just crisp, about 6 minutes. Transfer bacon with a slotted spoon to a paper-towel-lined plate, reserving fat in skillet.
Add zucchini and 1/4 teaspoon salt to fat in skillet and sauté over moderately high heat, stirring frequently, until zucchini is tender and starting to brown, about 5 minutes, then transfer with slotted spoon to a plate.
Heat cream, milk, pepper, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt in a 1- to 2-quart saucepan until mixture reaches a bare simmer, then remove from heat.
Whisk together eggs in a large heatproof bowl, then gradually whisk in hot cream mixture until combined. Stir in bacon, zucchini, and cheese and pour into pie crust. Bake until filling is just set, 25 to 30 minutes. Transfer quiche in pan to rack to cool slightly, about 20 minutes.

26 comments:

Elra said...

Quiche sound so delicious, my mouth water just to read at the title. And ah what a nice way to make muffins more delicious by adding peach and cream.
Cheers,
Elra

noble pig said...

Wow they are both so beautiful, I don't know which I would dig into first! I absolutely love them both!

Theresa said...

Your quiche looks delish and so do the muffins :)

Reeni♥ said...

They are both so lovely and delicious!! What a great crust on the quiche and the muffins with that filling, heavenly!

Karen said...

Both recipes look delicious. I'd eat the quiche and follow up with the muffins for dessert!

pigpigscorner said...

Wow that quiche looks really delicious! and a nice crust on the muffins! Yummy!

Ivy said...

They both sound delicious. I think I want both.

Jodi said...

Both these recipes look great! I like how you made the quiche versatile. I like broccoli and zucchini!

Jaime said...

holy yum! i am bookmarking that quiche recipe! :)

Linda said...

Saving both recipes...they look and sound wonderful. And I think both would be wonderful for a brunch.

Lucy said...

The very site of both of these has me wanting to turn that oven on!! Bunny & Carol great on both fronts!!!!

HoneyB said...

Both the quiche and muffin's look great! I have "cooker's block" (is that real?) I don't know what to fix for dinner and every piece of meat in the house is FROZEN.

Nina's Culinary Creations said...

Hi,
CONGRATULATIONS for your fabulous
blog! come and take your AWARDS!
XO,Nina

Gloria said...

Bunny your quiche is absolutely nice and tasty, made me feel hungry!!!and the peaches muffins are beauty.Gloria

Maria said...

Great photos!! I am drooling over those muffins!! Nice job here!

Psychgrad said...

Just as I'm looking for more quiche recipes. This looks delicious. Plus, I have a big block of Gruyere from a recent recipe.

Meg said...

The quiche and muffins are both amazing. I can definitely make these muffins friendly for me and my allergies with a few substitutions.

To answer your question. All of a sudden I was breaking out in hives after eating. The nutritionist at my office saw my rash and did a blood test while I had one of my outbreaks.

Love you blog, and am definitely adding to my blogroll!

BumbleVee said...

hahha...I wasn't going to do any baking of sweet stuff for a bit either...but, today I was using eggnog.. making eggnog loaves.

Love a man size muffin... these sound pretty yummy...

Grace said...

what a gorgeous, colorful quiche! it always amazes me just how beautiful eggs can become with a little help.
and the muffins, my goodness. they look dense and delicious. :)

Annie said...

That quiche looks awesome! I love quiche but for some reason I hardly ever make it...

Gigi said...

Bunny!!! That quiche keeps calling my name! That is best looking quiche ever. I have to make one ...asap!

Cristine said...

Mmmmm! Both look fantastic!

The Short (dis)Order Cook said...

It sounds like you have brunch all sewn up. ;-) Both of these look delicious. I love to bring quiches to office brunches, so I will definitely have to make a note of this one.

Lori said...

That is one beautiful Quiche! And muffins look great as well.

Anonymous said...

I made this quiche with your adaptations on Tuesday. It was great! I however did not enjoy it as leftovers. Thanks for the recipe!

Kevin said...

Those both look so good! I just have to wait for peach season now.