Do you like quiche? Then try out this surprisingly easy quiche recipe! It is a hearty cheese quiche recipe that contains salted bacon and fresh apples!
Here is another easy quiche recipe!
Apples in a savory dish?
Sure thing! This quiche is not just another one of my crazy food combo moments. No, you light actually find this quiche in France sometimes! The original one traditionally contains a typical smelly French cheese by the name of époisses.
Have you heard of époisses before?
That’s also the name of the eponymous village in Eastern France where it comes from. But unfortunately I couldn’t find some the very week I intended to make this quiche. So I needed a plan B and I decided to use French brie instead.
I admit, brie isn’t as strong as époisses. However brie is a lovely cheese for oven bakes because it melts beautifully. But go ahead and add whatever soft cheese you can find, such as camembert, munster, chaumes, vacherin…
Or just whatever soft cheese you like.
Easy Quiche Recipe
If you really have a hard time finding the perfect cheese for your easy quiche recipe, then you can always use feta cheese as well. Its fresh and rather salty flavor also works well in combination with the sweetness of the apple.
And why not also use a blue cheese and a couple of pears instead of the apples? A pear and blue cheese quiche, well that sounds like music to my ears to be honest!
That’s another quiche that I have to try out soon.
Serve the quiche as a starter or lunch with a fresh rocket salad on the side.
Do you love baking quiches at home?
Then also check out another family favorite here at home: my smoked haddock quiche with spinach!
- 2 apples
- 9 oz plain flour (250 g)
- 7 oz unsalted butter (200 g), cold and diced
- 3 tbsp water (45 ml), cold
- 2 oz brie (55 g), sliced
- 3,5 oz Emmental cheese (100 g), grated
- 3 oz salted bacon (85 g), sliced
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup cream (240 ml)
- Pour the flour in a clean blender. Add the cold butter and a pinch of salt.
- Blend into a dry mixture and pour in the cold water.
- Pulse the ingredients until you get a moist dough.
Transfer it to a clean surface and knead the dough for a couple of minutes until smooth. Roll the dough out and coat a tart tin.
Cover it with a sheet of baking paper and fill it up with baking beans or dried pulses. Blind bake the shell in a preheated oven at 359°F (180°C) for 10 minutes. In the meantime peel and clean the apples. Chop them into bite-size pieces. Slice the bacon finely. Add both apples and bacon to a bowl and season with some pepper and salt.
- Mix well. Add the cream and the eggs to a high cup and mix it.
Once the pastry shell is cooked, let it cool for 5 minutes. Then sprinkle it with half of the grated Emmental. Top with the brie and the bacon and apple mixture. Pour the cream mixture on top.
- Sprinkle with the rest of the grated Emmental.
- Season with extra pepper and salt. Bake the cheese quiche in a preheated oven at 400°F (200°C) for 30 to 35 minutes until the cream has set and the top starts to brown a little. Remove the quiche from the oven and let it cool for a couple of minutes before serving.