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Bacon, Cheddar and Spinach Quiche

Ingredients for Crust:

  • 2 cups white whole wheat or all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup fruity, very fresh extra virgin olive oil such as Picholine, Ascalano or Hojiblanca ( Shop Premium Oils)
  • 1/2 cup ice cold water
  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees

Instructions for Crust:

  1. Combine the flour and the salt in the bowl of a food processor.
  2. Pulse to combine.
  3. Blend the ice water and the extra virgin olive oil together well.
  4. Pour into the food processor and pulse a few more times until the mixture comes together.
  5. On a floured surface roll out the dough and fit in to a 9" diameter pie or quiche pan.

Ingredients for Quiche:

  • 8 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 packed cups washed, dried, and roughly chopped fresh spinach
  • 1/2 pound of bacon pre-cook weight, which has been diced and browned
  • 1 1/2 cups finely grated Gruyere cheese

Directions for Quiche:

  1. In a large bowl, thoroughly whisk together the eggs, reserving and setting aside one tablespoon of beaten egg, the cream and salt.
  2. Layer the quiche with first with chopped spinach, then the crisp bacon and finally the cheese.
  3. Pour the egg mixture over the top.
  4. Brush the reserved tablespoon of beaten egg over the crust.
  5. Bake the quiche in the oven for 35-40 minutes or until the crust is browned and the egg is set in the center and does not jiggle.
  6. Allow to cool slightly or to room temperature and serve.