Flavourful springtime quiche
Is your family more of an Easter brunch or Easter dinner family? We’re both lol! I love quiche for brunch. I’m a fan of a savoury brunch over sweet. I picture servings this quiche with a simple salad, or my lemon parmesan green beans. Add some homemade cinnamon buns, fresh fruit and yogurt with granola to really round out the buffet.
And if you need a dessert for Easter how about carrot cake cupcakes?
Now lets get into this delicious quiche recipe!
This quiche starts with my grandma’s classic pie dough recipe. You’ve seen it before for my chicken pot pie and my grandma’s famous berry pie! Today we’re using half of her recipe as the base of our crust.
The base of this quiche is so simple; just eggs and milk!
To flavour the quiche we are adding garlic, sun-dried tomatoes, spinach and crumbled goat cheese. Such a yummy combination.
After blind baking the pie shell pour the filling into the shell and bake,
Once baked this quiche is great cold or warm. Super delicious! And entertaining worthy!
Sun-dried Tomato Spinach and Goat Cheese Quiche
Yields: 6 servings
- 1 1/3 cups All Purpose Flour
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1/4 cup Vegetable Shortening, cold
- 1/4 cup Unsalted Butter, cold
- 4 to 8 tbsp Ice Water
- 1 tsp Butter
- 2 Garlic Cloves, minced
- 2 cups Spinach
- 4 Eggs
- 1 cup Whole Milk
- 1/3 cup Sun-dried Tomatoes, drained and chopped
- 4 ounces Goat Cheese, crumbled
- Salt & Pepper, to taste
In a medium bowl whisk together flour and salt. Using a pastry cutter cut butter and shortening into flour until combined and mixture resembles peas and sand. Slowly add ice water one tablespoon at a time until a ball forms. Form into a disk, wrap in plastic wrap and store in the fridge for at least an hour.
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Roll pastry into a 9 inch disk. Line your pie dish. Crimp the edges of the crust. Prick the crust with a fork. Place a piece of parchment paper over the crust. Fill with dry beans or pie weights. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.
In a fry pan over low heat add butter, spinach and garlic. Sauté until it spinach begins to wilt. Place in a small bowl to cool.
In a large bowl whisk together eggs and milk. Add sun-dried tomatoes, spinach, goat cheese, salt and pepper to the egg mixture. Fold together. Pour filling into pie shell.
Bake for 45-60 minutes until the crust starts to brown and the centre of the quiche is set. Allow to cool slightly before serving, 5-10 minutes.