Perfect Quiche

Perfect Quiche

How to make a delicious quiche with any fillings you like! This quiche recipe has a buttery and flaky crust and a smooth and creamy custard that can be customized with your favorite seasonal ingredients. Watch the video to see how easy it is!

Quiche is a savory pie that can be enjoyed for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner. It has a crust made of pastry dough and a filling made of eggs, cream, milk, cheese and various add-ins such as vegetables, herbs and meat. The key to a good quiche is the texture of the custard, which should be soft and melt-in-your-mouth, not rubbery or dry.

To make a perfect quiche, you need to pre-bake the crust before adding the filling. This will prevent the crust from getting soggy and ensure that it is fully cooked without overcooking the custard. The custard should still have a slight jiggle in the center when you take it out of the oven.

Basic Quiche Ingredients

The Crust

  • pastry flour (you can use all-purpose flour, but pastry flour gives a better texture)
  • salt
  • cold butter
  • cold water

The Custard

  • eggs
  • heavy cream
  • whole milk
  • nutmeg (optional)
  • salt

The Add-Ins

  • cheese: any kind that melts well, such as gruyere, cheddar, goat cheese, feta, mozzarella, swiss, pepper jack, etc.
  • herbs: any fresh or dried herbs that you like, such as basil, tarragon, dill, thyme, oregano, etc.
  • greens: any fresh or frozen greens that you like, such as spinach, chard, kale, arugula, beet greens, etc.
  • veggies: any cooked or roasted vegetables that you like, such as mushrooms, onions, leeks, zucchini, bell peppers, artichoke hearts, asparagus, broccoli, potatoes, etc.
  • meat: any cooked or crispy meat that you like, such as bacon or pancetta.

How to Make Quiche

STEP ONE: Make the Crust Dough. The crust dough is best if it can rest in the fridge for 30 minutes or up to 3 days. You can also make this ahead of time.

Place the flour and salt in a food processor and pulse until mixed. Add butter cubes and pulse until the mixture looks like coarse sand with no large pieces of butter. Slowly add water while pulsing until the dough comes together and forms a ball.


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