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Bacon Swiss Quiche

Light and fluffy, this scrumptious quiche is ideal for breakfast or brunch but can also be served at dinnertime. Serve with a clump of chilled grapes or other fresh fruit on the side. —Colleen Belbey, Warwick, Rhode Island
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min. + standing
  • Makes
    6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 sheet refrigerated pie crust
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened apple juice
  • 1 pound sliced bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups shredded Swiss cheese

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. Line a 9-in. pie plate with crust; trim and flute edges. Set aside. In a small skillet, saute green onions in butter until tender.
  • In a large bowl, whisk eggs, cream and juice. Stir in bacon, salt, pepper and green onions. Pour into crust; sprinkle with cheese.
  • Bake until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean, 40-45 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting.
    Freeze option: Securely wrap individual portions of cooled quiche in parchment and foil; freeze. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Preheat oven to 350°. Unwrap quiche; reheat in oven until heated through and a thermometer inserted in center reads 165°.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 739 calories, 60g fat (31g saturated fat), 359mg cholesterol, 781mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 0 fiber), 27g protein.

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