So you rushed immediately to make the Pluot Apple Galette, what do you do with the other frozen pie crust?
This quiche with bacon, fennel, leeks, and onions was actually made in May 2009. Again, if you use pre-made dough, it's so much faster. It's just a matter of slicing the vegetables and beating in eggs, and then pouring it into the pie shell.
It helps if you have a tart pan with a removable bottom, but if you don't, just use a regular pie pan.
Look at that lovely crust. If you'd like a thicker crust, use both pieces of pie dough, but I found that one was sufficient. One piece of quiche was filling enough as a meal for me.
Quiche with Bacon, Fennel, Leeks, and Onions
For 1 tart, you'll need:
1 pie crust per my recipe for cherry pie or store-bought pie crust
4 slices bacon, thinly sliced
1 small leek, thinly sliced
1 small onion, thinly sliced
1 small fennel bulb and fronds, thinly sliced
1 cup milk
1 cup cheese, I used mozzarella
1 tsp salt
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Make sure the pie crust is defrosted and place it into a tart or pie pan. Set aside in the fridge.
Thinly slice 4 pieces of bacon. Saute in a pan on medium-high heat.
While the bacon is cooking, thinly slice 1 leek, 1 onion, and 1 fennel bulb, leaving the fronds separately. Wash the leeks in a bowl of water and drain thoroughly. Remember to check on the bacon and stir while you're cutting the vegetables.
When the bacon is mostly cooked and starting to brown, drain excess fat.
Add the onions and leeks and saute until they start to brown at the edges. Add in the fennel bulb slices. When all the vegetables have softened, turn off the heat and add everything into a large bowl.
Beat 4 eggs into 1 cup milk in another bowl. Add 1 cup grated cheese, 1 tsp salt, the fennel fronds, and mix.
Then add the mixture to the bowl of vegetables and mix thoroughly. Pour into tart pan and bake for 1 hour.
Look how golden brown and firm the quiche turned out.
Would you like a slice?
Here you go.
My other savory pies:
Ca Ri Ga (Vietnamese Chicken Curry) Pot Pie
Chicken Pot Pie
Chicken Pot Pie with Cilantro Biscuits
English Cottage Pie
Pate Chinois (Canadian Chinese Shepherd's Pie)
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