Bacon Cheese Quiche with 100% EVOO Crust

Ingredients for Crust:

  • 2 cups white whole wheat or all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. Maine Sea Salt
  • 1/2 cup Oliva! Manzanillo Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/2 cup ice cold water

Directions for Crust:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Combine the flour and salt in the bowl of a food processor.  Pulse to combine.  Blend the ice water and the olive oil together.
  3. Pour into the food processor and pulse a few more times until the mixture comes together.
  4. On a floured surface, roll out the dough and fit into a 9′ diameter pie or quiche pan.

Ingredients for Filling:

  • 8 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 tsp. Maine Sea Salt
  • 1/2 lb. of bacon, precooked, browned, and diced
  • 1 1/2 cup finely grated gruyere or cheddar cheese

Directions for Filling:

  1. In a large bowl, thoroughly whisk together the eggs, reserving and setting aside one Tbsp. of beaten egg, the cream and salt.
  2. Layer the quiche with crisp bacon and then cheese. Pour the egg mixture over the top. Brush the crust with the reserved beaten egg.
  3. Bake the quiche in the oven for 35-40 minutes until the crust is browned and the egg is set in the center and doesn’t jiggle. Allow to cool to room temperature.

Serves 8

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