Blue Cheese Quiche with Caramelized Pears Recipe
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Blue Cheese Quiche with Caramelized Pears Recipe

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Sweet sauteed onions and pears match the bold flavors of blue cheese in this decadent version of a brunch classic. Pop it in the oven, and you’ll have just enough time to whip up a fruit salad and refresh guests’ drinks. —Maggie Norman, Gaithersburg, Maryland
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 8 turkey bacon strips, diced
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) crumbled blue cheese
  • 8 large eggs
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • TOPPING:
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 3 medium pears, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar

Nutritional Facts

1 piece with about 1/4 cup topping: 501 calories, 35g fat (15g saturated fat), 284mg cholesterol, 916mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 5g fiber), 17g protein

Directions

  1. Unfold puff pastry; press into a greased 9-in. fluted tart pan with removable bottom. In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Spoon bacon into crust and sprinkle with blue cheese. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, cream, Parmesan cheese, salt, nutmeg and pepper; pour over top.
  2. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute onion in oil until tender. Add pears and brown sugar; cook 4 minutes longer. Serve with quiche. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Blue Cheese Quiche with Caramelized Pears in Simple & Delicious December/January 2012, p37

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Reviewed Dec. 25, 2015

"Rich in flavor...added some butter and a dash of salt to pears. Quiche is delicious and is complemented by the pears. Very nice dish for brunch or holiday breakfast."

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