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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.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min. + standing
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • Pastry for single-crust pie (9 inches)
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 8 cups torn fresh spinach
  • 1 cup shredded Gouda cheese
  • 6 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 4 large 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 in the center comes out clean. Let stand for 10 minutes before cutting.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 409 calories, 31g fat (15g saturated fat), 173mg cholesterol, 588mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 12g protein.

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