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Quiche Slice

Quiche

The best quiche I ever had was creamy, custard smooth andperfectly seasoned.  This is pretty darnclose…so close, I’ll have to cook several more to validate.  Ha!
Cook Time 1 hr
Cooling Time 1 hr
Course Breakfast, Brunch, Main Course
Cuisine French
Servings 2 9" quiches

Ingredients
  

  • 2 pre-made pie crusts store bought or homemade
  • ½ medium sized onion finely diced
  • ¼ cup bacon chopped
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme minced
  • 5 sprigs green onion diced
  • 7 large eggs
  • 1 ½ cups whole milk
  • 1 ½ cups heavy cream
  • ½ teaspoons pepper
  • ½ teaspoons salt
  • ½ cup parmesan or gruyere cheese shredded

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375F
  • Partially cook aka blind bake pie crusts for 13 minutes on the middle rack of the oven. Set aside.
  • Reduce oven temperature to 350F
  • Dice and chop bacon and cook in pan. When partially cooked, add diced onion.
  • Once cooked, take pan off the heat and add thyme to infuse flavour
  • Place pie crusts onto large baking sheet, so its easy to slide in and out of the oven.
  • In a >4 cup bowl or measuring cup, whisk together all quiche ingredients: bacon, onion, green onion, eggs, whole milk, heavy cream, pepper, salt and cheese.
  • Gently pour egg cream mixture into tart shell until ¼ inch below the edge of the crusts – the eggs will puff up during cooking. Try to distribute the bacon and onion bits evenly in the pie crust
  • Bake 40-50 minutes where the top of quiche is lightly browned but the middle is still jiggly (like jello) as you are trying to gently cook the egg and allow the heat of the quiche to finish cooking the middle outside the oven with residual heat. Some recipes say the quiche is ready when you insert the tip of a knife 1 inch from the crust and the knife comes out clean. I just look for a jiggly middle and less jiggly around the edges

Notes

SmellaQue Tip: For best results, set quiche aside to cool/ rest for at least an hour for egg proteins to relax.  If you slice into the quiche and its watery, the quiche has not finished resting.  You can reheat the quiche gently in the oven after cooling if you like it warm but resting will ensure the quiche is smooth like silk.
SmellaQue Tip: The French have a lock on quiche, where the traditional ratio of 1 part egg to 2 parts liquid dairy is used.  Where 1 egg equal to 2 oz and 1 cup of milk is 8 oz, the ratio would equate to 2 eggs for every cup of milk.  This recipe is a slight adaptation by the likes of trial and error.
Keyword custard, egg, pie tart, quiche