I recently found myself hosting a last minute brunch and decided to whip up a quiche with the ingredients in my refrigerator. I loved how it turned out so much that I wanted to share it with you in case you find yourself with some impromptu guests. It had a wonderfully custardy texture which is always the goal with quiche, and sometimes hard to achieve. The key is in the slow, lower temperature cooking. And I actually did something unusual which I think made it taste even better — I left out the cheese! *Gasp* I didn’t miss it one bit, and it made it lighter and less oily. And the best part is that I was able to store the leftovers in the refrigerator and have it for breakfast for several days after. This Easy Homemade Quiche Perfect for Brunch will become your new go-to weekend entertaining staple.

Easy Homemade Quiche Perfect for Brunch:

Easy Homemade Quiche

You could go through the effort of making my homemade tart crust if you wanted to, but I really don’t think it is necessary here. The star is the filling in quiche and the tart crust is just a crumbly buttery afterthought which you can achieve in the right store bought crust. I rendered bacon until crisp and used the bacon fat to saute the onions and the greens. I think that really made it other level.

Easy Homemade Quiche

I also think the spices are key — nutmeg and cloves for earthiness, and smoked paprika and cayenne for warmth. 

Easy Homemade Quiche

I also opted for just milk with no cream. Once again I think it made it lighter and less oily which added to the custardy texture. Is custardy a word? Let’s pretend it is because it should be.

Easy Homemade Quiche

I served the quiche with a simple spread of smoked salmon and capers and…

Easy Homemade Quiche

…juicy blackberries, and granola with milk. Plus some toast with my potted butter because I just love a pot of butter. And some honey from my trip to France

What are your favorite quick and easy brunch dishes? Share with me in the comments or post a picture and tag me on social media!

“Quiche Recipe”

Yield: One 9" quiche.

“Quiche Recipe”

Ingredients

  • 7-8 strips of bacon
  • 1/2 large yellow or white onion, finely diced
  • Pinch of salt 
  • 2 large handfuls of chopped leafy greens
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 egg while
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 dash of cayenne pepper
  • A few turns of freshly ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons picked thyme
  • 1 9-inch store bought or homemade tart crust

Instructions

  1. Preheat the Oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Cook the bacon in a frying pan until crisp. Let it cool on a paper towel-lined plate. Once cool, roughly chop it up.
  3. Add the diced onion to the bacon fat. Season to taste with salt to help release the juices. Cook until the onion has softened and is lightly browned.
  4. Add the chopped leafy greens at the end and saute until soft and wilted. Remove it from the heat and set it aside.
  5. In a large bowl, whisk together the milk, eggs and egg white.
  6. Add the bacon, onions, greens, thyme, nutmeg, cloves, paprika, cayenne, and pepper. Pour the mixture into the pie crust.
  7. Bake the quiche for about 40 minutes. The edges should be golden brown and the center should feel just set. 
  8. Remove the quiche from the oven and let it cool on a rack.
  9. Serve warm, or at room temperature. Refrigerate any leftovers by covering in plastic wrap.
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Georgia Pellegrini

Growing up on her family’s farm in upstate New York, Georgia developed a passion for simple farm-to table food and a deep connection to the outdoors. Having worked in the finance world after college, she decided to leave her cubicle and reconnect with her roots. After graduating from the French Culinary Institute, she began working in Michelin restaurants in New York and France, and soon started leading her renowned Adventure Getaways: excursions around the country aimed at promoting “manual literacy” and helping participants step outside of their comfort zone and experience life more viscerally. Georgia is a firm believer in empowering people to be self-sufficient, identify personal strengths and pursue their life passions.