Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 40 mins

From Gourmet magazine September 2004. I used store bought pastry instead of making from scratch. The recipe is for the filling only.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Whisk together eggs, cream, herbs, salt, pepper and nutmeg, then stir in cheeses and crabmeat.
  3. Pour into crust and bake until filling puffs and is no longer wobbly in the center when quiche is gently shaken, 40-50 minutes.
  4. Cool in pie plate on rack for 15 minutes.
  5. *My quiche filling ran over a bit, so I suggest putting it on a sheet pan covered with foil to avoid dirtying your oven.
Most Helpful

This recipe was fantastic. I used gouda since we don't care for swiss and added onions sauted in butter instead of chives. It actually made enough to fill two pie shells. Everybody had seconds.

saffronmjones August 22, 2015

I love this recipe! I only used 3 eggs as I only had 6 eggs and I wanted to make two quiches. The first one I followed the crab recipe except I substituted cheddar for the swiss and added crispy bacon. In the second one I used the basic custard recipe but instead of crab I used garlic sausage, sauteed onions and crisply cooked bacon.. The quiche custard was melt in your mouth creamy! Yum! Excellent dish!

AcadiaTwo April 10, 2008