I smother you with QUICHES! MUAH!

Quiche.

Mmm.

Quiche.

Who doesn’t like quiche?

It’s a combo between eggs and pastry. Breakfast and lunch. And there’s usually creamy goodness of some sort.

I’m a quiche fan, y’all.

And so, on Saturday, I baked my first ever quiche.

It was pretty quiche-tastic.

Lora’s First Ever QUICHE

Adapted from the fine folks at Martha Stewart.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 2  sliced leeks (or approximately 1 cup sliced), white and light green parts only
  • Sea salt and pepper
  • 1 pound asparagus, sliced into half inch pieces on the diagonal, with tough ends removed
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 and 1/2 cup half and half (or heavy cream, if you are feeling super decadent)
  • Ground nutmeg
  • Your favorite pie crust (I used the pre-made pie crust from good ol’ Trader Joe’s this time)
  • 1 cup mix of Gruyere and Swiss cheese, shredded (you can get them pre-mixed and pre-shredded at Trader Joe’s to save time and money)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add asparagus and leeks. Add salt and pepper to taste.  Cook until asparagus is tender, approximately seven minutes. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl combine eggs, half and half, and large pinch of nutmeg. Whisk vigorously. Set aside.
  4. Spread pie crust in a large pie pan. Place pan on top of a large cookie sheet to prevent spillage and make it easier to take in and out of the oven.
  5. Spread the shredded cheese in the bottom of the pie crust.
  6. Pour asparagus/leeks mixture on top of the cheese. Make sure to spread vegetables evenly.
  7. Top with egg/cream mixture.
  8. Bake until egg is set, approximately 55 minutes. (I started checking at 45 in five minute intervals to be sure.) Let cool before serving. Can be made day before and reheated.

I served my first ever quiche to my friends for Easter. Because, it’s good to smother the people you like with QUICHES, right!?!? MUAH! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Let me know what you think! What’s your favorite pie crust recipe for quiches? Do you make your own? Or like me, do you lose track of time and rely upon Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s for assistance?

4 Comments

  1. Kelly Wade April 4, 2013 12:10 pm  Reply

    Yum! This looks delicious. I seriously would probably eat any kind of quiche you put in front of me. But mixing up a bunch of different veggies and cheese is just the best and freshest tasting kind, and asparagus is one of my favorite vegetables. Sounds like the perfect Easter dish!

  2. Rosemary Nickel April 4, 2013 12:58 pm  Reply

    This looks delicious and the recipe sounds delicious. I LOVE QUICHE!! Thanks for sharing the great recipe! I recently found a brown rice/gluten free pre-made pie crust that I liked at Nature’s Food Patch in Clearwater, FL It worked out great! Maybe when I am older and have more time (i.e. kids are out of the house) then I will try to make my own. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Jenn @ Jenn Likes It April 4, 2013 4:41 pm  Reply

    I’m a quiche fan too! Though I haven’t really tried making my own. I’ll have to pin this recipe and give it a try soon.

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