This bacon quiche recipe has texture and taste that you won’t believe.
The almond topping sets it apart from any other quiche recipe. The dish takes time but one taste and you’ll know it’s worth it.
Old Fashioned Breakfast Bacon Quiche Recipe
Prep time: About 45 Min.
Cook time: About 30 Min.
Total time: 1 hour 15 min
4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon white sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons salt
1 3/4 cups shortening
1/2 cup cold water
1/2 cup cold water
1 tablespoon vinegar
8 slices bacon
1 tablespoon butter
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/3 cup finely diced smoked ham
3 cups heavy cream
8 eggs, beaten
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh basil
1 tablespoon fresh thyme, minced
1 (3 ounce) package cream cheese, diced
1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
1 bunch green onions, chopped
1/3 cup sliced almonds
Mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Cut in the shortening until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
Add the water, egg, and vinegar. Mix together but do not work too much. Divide the pastry into two pieces, cover and chill for 30 minutes.
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
Form each piece of the dough into a round and roll out the crusts on a lightly floured surface. Carefully fit the crusts into two 10-inch tart pans.
Blind bake the tart shells in the preheated oven until golden brown. Set aside and allow them to cool.
Place the bacon in a large, deep skillet preheated to medium high and cook until evenly brown. Drain the bacon, crumble, and set aside.
Saute the onion in the butter until translucent. Divide the ham, bacon and onion into two equal portions and sprinkle over the bottom of the tart shells.
Whisk together cream and beaten eggs. Add the salt, pepper, nutmeg, basil, and thyme, and stir well. Pour the egg mixture over bacon mixture.
Sprinkle the cream cheese cubes and the grated Cheddar and Monterey Jack cheeses over the top of each filled tart. Sprinkle the green onions over the cheese, followed by sliced almonds.
Bake in preheated 350 degrees F. oven for 30 to 40 minutes. Let the quiche cool slightly, then cut and serve.
This is a dish like one that you would get at a high quality restaurant or bed and breakfast. Save it for special occasions if you must but don’t alter it for the sake of saving some time.
Believe me you won’t be disappointed with this bacon quiche recipe.
Yield: 8 Generous Servings