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Gouda Spinach Quiche

 Gouda Spinach Quiche
My husband and I have run a dairy for over 3 years and began making cheese 5 years ago. Gouda's distinctive, buttery taste is sensational in this quiche.
6-8 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min. + standing

Ingredients

  • Pastry for single-crust pie (9 inches)
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 8 cups torn fresh spinach
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Gouda cheese
  • 6 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups half-and-half cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  • Line a deep-dish 9-in. pie plate with pastry. Trim and flute edge.
  • Line unpricked pastry shell with a double thickness of heavy-duty
  • foil. Bake at 450° for 5 minutes. Remove foil; bake 5 minutes
  • longer. Place on a wire rack. Reduce heat to 350°.
  • In a skillet, saute the onion in butter until tender. Stir in
  • spinach. Remove from the heat. Sprinkle cheese and bacon into crust;
  • top with spinach mixture. In a bowl, beat eggs. Add the cream, salt
  • and pepper; mix well. Carefully pour into crust.
  • Bake at 350° for 45-50 minutes or until a knife inserted near the
  • center comes out clean. Let stand for 10 minutes before cutting.
  • Yield: 8 servings.

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Gouda Spinach Quiche (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 1 serving equals 409 calories, 31 g fat (15 g saturated fat), 173 mg cholesterol, 588 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 12 g protein.
Wine: Sparkling Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sparkling wine.