Saturday, November 17, 2012

Fall Quiche

My friend Erika made this delicious quiche last month when a few of us got together to paint pumpkins! It's delicious, healthy, and perfect for fall!

Fall Quiche

Pumpkin Pastry Dough
  • 1 c whole wheat flour (almond meal for gluten free alternative)
  • 1/2 c NSA applesauce
  • 1/2 c pumpkin puree (substitution for 1 cup unsalted butter)
  • 1 Large Egg 
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1/3 tsp sea salt
Preheat oven to 350*F. To make the dough cream together the Butter, Egg, Honey and Salt. Once creamed add in the flour in two parts. Roll dough into a ball, wrap in plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for one hour.

Once the dough is ready, roll it out on a floured surface. Place the rolled out dough into the tart pan and press to form the dough to the pan. Bake the dough for 10-12 minutes at 350*F, or until the dough is lightly browned.

Quiche filling:
  • Chop 1 beet, 2 leeks, 2 cups brussel sprouts, 5 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp each chopped: fresh rosemary, thyme, sage
  • 8 ounces goat cheese, chopped
  • 2 tbsp capers
  • 8 large eggs (can sub eggbeaters)
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 3 tbsp pumpkin puree ( sub for 3 tablespoons of butter)
  • Sea Salt, Pepper, and Garlic EVOO

With the oven still at 350*F place the beets wrapped in foil into the oven for one hour to roast. Once the beets are done remove the skin. Cut one beet into small cubes and the other beet into four and then thinly sliced. Place beets, leeks and brussels sprout on sheet pan and sprinkle with 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil and 1/2  herbs. Season with salt and pepper then, using hands, toss vegetables to coat. roast for 20-25 minutes or until vegetables are fork-tender.  Place mixture into the tart pan. Pour the egg mixture over the vegetables. Add capers and goat cheese and stir throughout.  Sprinkle remaining herbs over the tart. Lastly sprinkle additional goat cheese evenly over the top. Place quiche in the oven and bake at 350*F for 45 minutes, or until set.

 Love these ladies!

 Caiti and her pumpkins!

Our pretty pumpkins!

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