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Blue Cheese Quiche with Caramelized Pears Recipe

Blue Cheese Quiche with Caramelized Pears Recipe

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. YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 8 turkey bacon strips, diced
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) crumbled blue cheese
  • 8 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

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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Wine Pairings

Sparkling Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sparkling wine.