Friday, June 8, 2012

spinach quiche with gruyere cheese



You know what makes me weak in the knees? Cheese. Yes, cheese.  I have cut way, way back on my cheese consumption lately (I’ve told you, trying to keep it healthy around here), but that doesn’t mean I don’t crave it daily! Especially gruyere.  Ah, gruyere!

I posted my standard Spinach Quiche here on the blog a while ago (click here) – I make it all the time because it’s easy, cheap, makes a great simple dinner and is the best for leftover breakfast or lunch. But today I share the granddaddy of all Spinach Quiches. Good enough for company and perfect for every occasion. Indulge and Enjoy!



Here’s what you need:
1 pie crust (I highly recommend Pillsbury Brand)
½ T butter
½ C finely minced shallots
4 large eggs
1 ¼ C half and half
1/8 t nutmeg
½ t salt
1/8 t cayenne pepper
1 C grated Gruyere cheese
1 10 ounce package frozen spinach – thawed and wrung totally free of water.



Here’s what you do:
Pre bake the crust in a 400 degree oven for about 10-12 minutes (prick the bottom with a fork and check on it periodically so the edges don’t fall over on themselves). Lower oven to 325 degrees.

Sautee the shallots in the melted butter until soft. Whisk the eggs and half and half together.  

Stir the quiche ingredients together until all the spinach has become unclumped. Use two forks if you need to.



Pour spinach mixture over crust and bake in a 325 degree oven for about 45 minutes. Watch carefully toward the end of the baking time. 

(printable recipe)

7 comments:

  1. Spinach and Gruyere are two of my favorite things to put together. Thanks for this recipe, I am definitely going to try it.

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  2. I'm with you - cheese makes me weak in the knees too! I have also come to adore quiches. Haven't made a spinach quiche yet but it's in the near future! Looks delicious Tracy :)

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  3. of course I love gruyere but I love white eggs more! I FINALLY found some yesterday, so hard to come about these days.
    Love your tart!
    T x

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  4. Quiche is so wonderful and your flavors of gruyere and spinach is perfection!
    Mary x

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  5. Me encanta el quiche. Se puede hacer de tantos sabores y todos me encantan, el tuyo te ha quedado riquísimo y con una presentación muy bonita.
    Besos y feliz tarde de domingo!

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  6. I love a good quiche. Spinach and gruyere are a very yummy combination, especially with eggs.

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  7. What a treat!! And I've recently discovered gruyere, and oh how I love it!! I can see this for dinner soon.

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