Quiche is so easy to make & customize, it’s one of my favorite things to serve for breakfast & brunch. This Fall inspired bacon apple & cheddar quiche is savory with just the right hint of sweet from the apple and plenty of savory bacon & sharp cheddar to balance it out. Impress your guests with this simple pastry dish baked up in a buttery crust.
Just imagine it; the tartness of Granny Smith apples, the smokiness of bacon and the sharp tang of cheddar are a match made in heaven. They’re a triple threat of Fall flavors that do not disappoint.
Add some eggs to the mix, and layer it all in a simple flaky buttered pie crust from scratch? Well them you’ve got some real magic in a pie pan. It’s breakfast food, but breakfast food for people who like good food with real ingredients.
Even the hubs, who has a self-proclaimed disdain for any quiche (too much egg or some sort of non-sense), and eats fruit only if his life depends on it, gave this dish two thumbs up and a couple of appreciative, unintelligible noises around mouthfuls.
I highly recommend putting this on the menu for the next Brunch you’re hosting. It sounds complicated, but it’s very easy. The flavors blend together during baking.
Slice and serve this savory quiche with it’s hint of sweet for a meal made to ‘wow’ any crowd.
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Bacon, Apple, & Cheddar Quiche
For The Pastry
- 1 cup all-purpose white flour
- pinch salt
- 2 tbsp cold butter
- 2 tbsp cold shortening
For The Filling
- cold water
- 1/2 onion
- 2 green apples peeled and cored
- 4 slices bacon
- 4 medium-sized eggs
- pepper to taste
- 1 cup cheddar cheese grated
- In a medium-sized bowl, use a fork to stir together the white flour and salt.
- Add the butter and shortening and use your fingers to rub them in to the flour until it’s evenly combined and resembles a course meal.
- Add the cold water 1 teaspoon at a time, stirring in between. Add the water until the mixture pulls together forming a dough.
- Roll the dough out onto a lightly floured surface until it’s large enough to cover an 8″ pie pan.
- Line the pie pan with the pastry and stab the bottom section all over with a fork to ensure even baking. Use your fingers to dent the top of the crust along the rim, if desired.
- Bake the prepared crust at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes, until it just starts to turn golden.
- While the crust is baking, prepare the filling. Dice the onion, apples and bacon and sate them all together in a medium to large skillet over medium heat, stirring often, until everything is soft.
- In a medium-sized bowl, whisk the eggs together until smooth and then stir in a bit of pepper.
- Remove the cooked crust from the oven (remove from heat and set aside if it finishes baking before the filling is finished) and layer the onion, apple and bacon mixture into the bottom of the crust.
- Gently pour the egg mixture over top and then finish by sprinkling the cheese out evenly over top.
- Return the quiche to the oven and bake, again at 350 degrees, for around 30-35 minutes or until the top is golden brown and the filling has set. If you aren’t sure if the filling is set, insert a toothpick into the center, if it comes out clean it’s all set.