Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins
This is for Zaar World Tour for the France/Cajun region. It's from the cookbook International Meatless Cookbook by Jean Hewitt. I love posting vegetarian recipes, since it allows me and others to have meatless or vegetarian options for our meals. One thing the recipe does not say is how long to wait for between adding the tomatoes and some of the ingredients to the skillet. I would give it five minutes.
- 9 inches unbaked pie shells
- 1 cup shredded swiss cheese or 1 cup gruyere cheese
- 8 ripe tomatoes, peeled, seeded, and chopped
- 1 small onion, finely chopped
- 1⁄4 teaspoon leaves thyme, crumbled
- 1 teaspoon dried leaf basil, crumbled
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup light cream or 1 cup half-and-half
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- Place the tomatoes in a large heavy skillet in medium heat. After 5 minutes add the onion, and te seasonings, stirring occasionally, until it becomes a thick puree, about 30 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 450°F.
- Prick the shell with a fork and bake in oven for 12 minutes or until golden. Cool slightly and sprinkle with cheese. Reduce heat to 375°F.
- Beat the eggs and gradually add the cream. then add sugar and tomato puree mixture. Pour into the baked pie shell and bake 40 minutes.
- Let cool 10 minutes, before cutting. If you wish you can garnish with extra tomatoe slices that have been sauteed.
Tasty and flavorful quiche! The sauteed tomatoes add a nice full-bodied flavor. My quiche didn't hold together very well; I think I will cook the tomatoes even longer next time to make sure more of the liquid is out. Also I'll add some crushed red pepper (love the stuff) to give it a little kick. Thanks for sharing your recipe! Made for Spring Pick-A-Chef 2012
WOW WOW WOW. my family wants me to make this every day!! I suggested quadupling the recipe in a big pan without the crust & they yelled at me that I can't leave out the crust. Lol. I cheated... I drained 2 28oz cans of peeled tomatoes, saved the juice for bloodys & threw out the seeds. It worked very well. I shredded 8oz gruyere which was too much. I had a bit too much filling for my pie shell (I recommend a deep dish!) So I put cheese in a large ramekin, added tomato custard & baked alongside the quiche. It worked wonderfully & I had it to bring to work for breakfast! This was sooooo delicious! I think shallots would be even nicer instead of onion. Thank you! Made for VIP of the 5/11 veggie swap. :)