Lovely Leek Quiche

No need to learn how to flip an omelet for a successful brunch. With a pre-made piecrust and little time in the oven, it’s easy to whip up an egg dish that will have guests serving themselves in seconds.

Ingredients

  • 2 medium leeks
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1 cup shredded Swiss cheese
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 box Pillsbury™ Refrigerated Pie Crust, softened as directed on box
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  • Heat oven to 400°F. Wash leeks; remove any tough outer leaves. Trim roots from white bulb portion; cut leeks lengthwise and wash well. Cut crosswise into 1/2-inch-thick slices to make about 4 cups; set aside.
  • Place pie crust in 9-inch glass pie pan as directed on box for One-Crust Filled Pie. Partially bake crust 8 minutes or until very lightly browned.
  • Meanwhile, in 12-inch skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add leeks; cook 7 to 9 minutes, stirring frequently, until tender but not brown. Remove from heat; set aside.
  • In small bowl, beat eggs with wire whisk. Stir in milk, cheese, salt, pepper and nutmeg until blended. Stir in cooked leeks. Pour mixture into partially baked crust.
  • Bake quiche 10 minutes. Cover crust edge with strips of foil to prevent excessive browning. Reduce oven temperature to 300°F; bake 20 to 25 minutes longer or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 15 minutes before serving.

Recipe Information

Ingredients

  • 2 medium leeks
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1 cup shredded Swiss cheese
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 box Pillsbury™ Refrigerated Pie Crust, softened as directed on box
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  • Heat oven to 400°F. Wash leeks; remove any tough outer leaves. Trim roots from white bulb portion; cut leeks lengthwise and wash well. Cut crosswise into 1/2-inch-thick slices to make about 4 cups; set aside.
  • Place pie crust in 9-inch glass pie pan as directed on box for One-Crust Filled Pie. Partially bake crust 8 minutes or until very lightly browned.
  • Meanwhile, in 12-inch skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add leeks; cook 7 to 9 minutes, stirring frequently, until tender but not brown. Remove from heat; set aside.
  • In small bowl, beat eggs with wire whisk. Stir in milk, cheese, salt, pepper and nutmeg until blended. Stir in cooked leeks. Pour mixture into partially baked crust.
  • Bake quiche 10 minutes. Cover crust edge with strips of foil to prevent excessive browning. Reduce oven temperature to 300°F; bake 20 to 25 minutes longer or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 15 minutes before serving.