1 hour, 10 minutes
Cast Iron Quiche
Enjoy this Cast Iron Quiche recipe! This delightful dish combines a buttery pie crust with a medley of fresh ingredients, creating a perfect harmony of flavors.
To start, preheat your oven to a toasty 375°, setting the stage for this delectable quiche to bake to perfection. While your oven is warming up, prepare your cast iron fry pan by unrolling the room-temperature pie crusts onto a flat surface. Place one crust on top of the other, overlapping them by 1 inch. With the help of a rolling pin, gently roll out the crusts into a larger circle, approximately 1 inch larger than the pan itself. Now, transfer the crust to the cast iron fry pan, pressing it evenly into the pan and creating beautifully fluted edges.
Start by evenly distributing the halved cherry tomatoes, shredded cheddar cheese, chopped spinach and green onions onto the crust. This vibrant combination of flavors will infuse the quiche with freshness and add a delightful burst of color.
In a separate large bowl, whisk together the eggs, nutmeg, heavy whipping cream, sea salt and peppercorn. This velvety mixture will serve as the custard base for your quiche, providing a rich and creamy texture that will melt in your mouth with every bite. Once the ingredients are well combined, carefully pour the mixture into the crust, ensuring that it evenly coats the tomatoes, cheese, spinach and green onions.
Now, it's time to let the magic happen in the oven. Slide the cast iron fry pan into the preheated oven and let the quiche bake for approximately 1 hour. Keep an eye on the crust, as it should turn a beautiful golden brown, and the eggs should set, creating a firm yet tender texture. If you notice the edges of the crust starting to darken before the eggs are fully set, simply cover them with foil to prevent further browning.
Once the quiche is baked to perfection, remove it from the oven and allow it to rest for 10 minutes. This resting period allows the flavors to meld together and ensures that the quiche slices beautifully without falling apart. Now, it's time to slice and serve! Each piece of this Cast Iron Quiche is a delightful blend of buttery crust, cheesy goodness and a burst of fresh vegetables.
- Preheat oven to 375°.
- Unroll both pie crusts on a flat surface overlapping one on top of the other by 1 inch. With a rolling pin, roll into a larger circle approximately 1-inch larger than the pan. Transfer to the cast iron fry pan. Press evenly into pan and flute edges. Add tomatoes, cheddar, spinach and green onion.
- In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, nutmeg, heavy cream, salt and pepper. Pour into crust.
- Bake for 1 hour, until crust is golden brown and eggs are set. If edge of crust starts to darken before eggs are set, cover with foil.
- Rest for 10 minutes, slice and serve.
Recipe Courtesy of Chef Linsey, ALDI Test Kitchen