Print Options

Back to Blue Cheese Quiche with Caramelized Pears >

Include these items:

Taste of Home Logo

Blue Cheese Quiche with Caramelized Pears

 Blue Cheese Quiche with Caramelized Pears
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
8 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Bake: 30 min.

Ingredients

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

  • 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.
  • 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

2 of 2

Blue Cheese Quiche with Caramelized Pears (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • 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: Sparkling Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sparkling wine.