Total Time
50mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins

This recipe is a lovely savoury quiche featuring fresh pears and onions. It is great any time of the year, but especially in autumn. Serve this with a nice salad and you have a fantastic healthy meal. I hope youll enjoy it as much as we do!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • For the Crust

  • 100 g spelt flour (can use ap, too)
  • 100 g whole spelt flour (can use whole wheat, too)
  • 12 teaspoon mixed Italian herbs, dried
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 100 g vegetarian pate (like tartex, tofu or sunflower seed based, with onion flavour, may sub butter)
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon cold water (may need more)
  • For the Filling

  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 3 red onions, halved and sliced
  • 2 pears, firm but ripe (halved and sliced)
  • 200 g light sour cream
  • 2 eggs
  • 200 g swiss cheese, grated (can use light)
  • 14 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 14 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 14 teaspoon mixed Italian herbs, dried
  • 18 teaspoon paprika

Directions

  1. For the Crust combine flours, herbs and salt in a big bowl. Using your fingers work in the vegetarian spread or butter until coarse crumbs have formed. Add the egg and the tbs of water. Knead into a smooth dough. If dough is too dry, add another tbs of water and knead again.
  2. Pat dough into a greased 10 inch spring-form pan (or pie dish). Prick with a fork and pre-bake in the preheated oven at 180°C/350°F for 10 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile for the filling heat the oil in a pan. Sautee onions and pear slices for 4 minutes. Set aside.
  4. In a big bowl beat together eggs and sour cream. Add cheese, herbs and spices.
  5. Fold the slightly cooled sauteed onions and pears into the sour cream mixture. Pour this into the pre-baked pie shell.
  6. Bake in the oven at 180°C/350°F for 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean and quiche is slightly browned.