Prep 20 mins
Cook 35 mins
The recipe is from America’s Test Kitchen, with some minor modifications made by me (highlighted in italics). Goat cheese should be fairly easy to find in any decent supermarket. I found the best value for it at a warehouse club, where they were charging less for a pound of it than a normal grocery store charged for half the amount. Make sure to wash leeks thoroughly, as they can be gritty.
- 2 medium leeks, washed thoroughly and sliced thinly
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 2 large eggs
- 2 large egg yolks
- 3⁄4 cup whole milk
- 3⁄4 cup heavy cream
- 1⁄2 teaspoon table salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon white pepper
- 1 pinch fresh grated nutmeg
- 4 ounces mild goat cheese, crumbled
- 1 (9 inch) partially baked pie crusts, baked until light golden brown, 5 to 6 minutes (warm)
- Adjust oven rack to center position and heat oven to 375 degrees.
- Sauté white parts leeks in butter over medium heat until soft, 10-15 minutes.
- Meanwhile, whisk all remaining ingredients except goat cheese in medium bowl.
- Spread goat cheese and leeks evenly over bottom of warm pie shell and set shell on oven rack.
- Pour in custard mixture to 1/2-inch below crust rim.
- Bake until lightly golden brown and a knife blade inserted about one inch from the edge comes out clean, and center feels set but soft like gelatin, 32 to 35 minutes.
- Transfer quiche to rack to cool. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Nice one. I replaced the goats cheese with Feta because I have to be in the mood for goats cheese and also I always have feta in the fridge because it has such a long shelf life. Yummy.
Delicious quiche! I changed a couple of things to reduce the fat slightly: I used a 3rd egg instead of the 2 yolks, and I replaced 1/4 cup of the heavy cream with half-n-half. For the crust I used Pastry Crust (Pie Crust). Thanks for posting!
I made this quiche this weekend, and it was excellent. I use Pillsbury rolled pie crust, and just put it in the oven for a bit to heat first.. dont forget the pie weights like I did.