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spinach bacon quiche on cooling rack

Spinach and Bacon Quiche

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: French
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 295kcal
Author: Maple and Thyme
A savory quiche filled with crisp bacon, sautéed spinach, gruyere and a hint of dijon. Quick and easy to put together, this quiche is perfect for dinner alongside a green salad, for breakfast or brunch and also packs up easily for lunch.
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Ingredients

  • 1 prepared pie crust - homemade or store bought

For the Filling

  • 4-5 slices (4 oz) bacon, cut into 1/2 inch slices
  • 4 ounces gruyere grated
  • 5 ounces baby spinach
  • 1 pinch Papa Joe's Salt or combination of salt and pepper
  • 1 small clove garlic, peeled and minced

For the Custard

  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon Papa Joe's Salt or combination of salt and pepper

Instructions

For the Crust

  • Preheat oven to 350°  Roll your pie crust into your pie plate. Line with parchment paper and fill with pie weights. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely. 

For the Filling

  • While the crust is baking, warm a medium sauce pan over medium heat. Add sliced bacon and fry until crispy. Transfer to a paper towel lined plate to cool. Wipe pan. Add baby spinach to bacon pan and sauté until wilted. Sprinkle with Papa Joe's Salt and minced garlic. Cook for an additional minute. Move to a bowl to cool.  
    Grate the gruyere directly into the bottom of the baked and cooled pie crust. Leave 1/4 (1 oz) of the block of cheese for the top of the quiche. Arrange the cooked spinach and bacon over the cheese in a nice, even layer..

For the Custard

  • In a large measuring cup, combine 4 eggs, 1 cup whole milk, and 1/4 tsp salt and pepper. Whisk to combine. Pour this custard over the filling. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 of the gruyere.
  • Transfer pie plate to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper (to avoid any overflow from leaking all over your oven). Bake quiche  at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until the center of the quiche no longer wiggles when you shake the pan a little bit. After about 20 minutes of baking, cover the entire quiche with aluminum foil. This protects the edges from burning and also helps the quiche bake evenly.
    After 35 minutes, begin checking quiche to be sure that the center has set up and nothing wiggles when you give the quiche a little shake. If it's not done, bake 5-10 minutes longer, checking for doneness every 5 minutes. 
    Remove baked quiche from the oven and allow to rest for 10-15 minutes. Cut into wedges and serve alongside your favorite salad or bowl of soup. 

Nutrition

Calories: 295kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 165mg | Sodium: 483mg | Potassium: 280mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 2665IU | Vitamin C: 6.6mg | Calcium: 287mg | Iron: 2.1mg