Perfect Quiche

Perfect Quiche has the perfect texture, flavor combination, seasoning and it is gorgeous. It is versatile and the perfect meal anytime of the day.

I never thought my lifelong hunt for Perfect Quiche would end in a German town nestled among the bluffs overlooking the Missouri River.

Perfect Quiche has the perfect texture, flavor combination, seasoning and it is gorgeous. It is versatile and the perfect meal anytime of the day.

Near the heart of my beautiful state sits the tranquil and quaint town of Hermann. It has been chosen many times as Missouri’s most beautiful town and I can see why. It is a stunning place. Hermann is equally known for its beauty as it is for its wineries, and Stone Hill Winery is one of my husband’s and my favorites.

I had no idea when I ordered quiche at their Vintage Restaurant my search for the perfect quiche would come to a lip-smacking, heel-clicking end. It was PERFECT QUICHE! It had perfect texture, perfect balance of ingredients, perfect seasoning, and was perfectly gorgeous. I asked for the recipe and was almost giddy when the chef obliged.  As I was leaving the restaurant, I didn’t know whether to sing Ooh-la-la or Oom-Pah-Pah.Perfect Quiche has the perfect texture, flavor combination, seasoning and it is gorgeous. It is versatile and the perfect meal anytime of the day.Our trip to Hermann was a most thoughtful Christmas gift from my son-in-law and daughter. They gave us a gift card to The Inn at Hermannhof and, we found out, it is a top-notch bed & breakfast. If you ever have the chance to visit, you won’t be disappointed. We had a large wrap-around porch right outside our room and I found myself just wanting to sit there relaxing while taking in the gorgeous views of Hermann and the Big Muddy.

Perfect Quiche has the perfect texture, flavor combination, seasoning and it is gorgeous. It is versatile and the perfect meal anytime of the day.Of course, Hermann is a German town and Germans are also known for their excellent beers. My husband considers beer a delicacy, and he never passes up a beer-tasting whenever samples are available. Tin Mill Brewing Company did not disappoint. Here is Mr. Happy right before taking the big dive.

Perfect Quiche has the perfect texture, flavor combination, seasoning and it is gorgeous. It is versatile and the perfect meal anytime of the day.

And…we couldn’t resist having this little gem taken at Stone Hill Winery.  I especially love my huge man-hands.Perfect Quiche has the perfect texture, flavor combination, seasoning and it is gorgeous. It is versatile and the perfect meal anytime of the day.

I hope you enjoyed hearing about our mini-vacation to this beautiful town, and I hope you enjoy PERFECT QUICHE.

Thank you Becky and Patrick – we had the best time, ever!!

Enjoy!

Perfect Quiche has the perfect texture, flavor combination, seasoning and it is gorgeous. It is versatile and the perfect meal anytime of the day.

(I should make a disclaimer. Ask ten people what their idea of the perfect chocolate chip cookie is, and you will get ten different answers. My PERFECT QUICHE might not be every person’s idea of perfect quiche, but it is perfect to me. I love this recipe, and I think you will, too.)

Perfect Quiche has the perfect texture, flavor combination, seasoning and it is gorgeous. It is versatile and the perfect meal anytime of the day.

Enjoy!

Perfect Quiche has the perfect texture, flavor combination, seasoning and it is gorgeous. It is versatile and the perfect meal anytime of the day.
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Perfect Quiche

Perfect Quiche has the perfect texture, flavor combination, seasoning and is gorgeous. It makes a terrific meal anytime of the day. Perfect Quiche is so versatile. Add your favorite meats, cheeses, vegetable or herbs to make it your own creation.
Course Breakfast, Entree
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 6 -8 slices
Author Susie Gall

Ingredients

  • 1 store-bought pie crust read package directions for pre-baking store-bought crust or if making homemade pie crust (follow recipe in the Notes section)
  • BASIC RECIPE FOR FILLING:
  • 1 cup shredded Swiss cheese
  • 1 cup shredded Gruyere cheese
  • ¼ c shredded Parmesan cheese
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Favorite herbs - if available fresh are best
  • ½ c onion – sweet yellow or Vidalia - sautéed
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 ½ c heavy cream
  • ¼ - ½ t nutmeg or 1/8 t grated fresh nutmeg
  • ½ t white or black pepper
  • Optional Ingredients for the 2 different quiches I made)- see Notes*
  • Added ingredients for Prosciutto-Apple Quiche
  • 2 slices Prosciutto – fried crisp
  • 1 Gala apple – peeled cored & diced
  • extra slice of crisped Prosciutto for garnishing
  • ½ t Parisien or Fines herbs or your favorite herbs
  • Added ingredients for Tomato-Basil Quiche
  • Reduce heavy cream to 1 1/4 cup heavy cream due to extra liquid added with tomatoes
  • 1 T fresh chopped basil
  • 2 med-large fresh tomatoes – extra juice squeezed out peeled & diced
  • Basil leaves & tomato slices for garnishing the top of quiche

Instructions

  1. Use a 9" pie pan.
  2. Preheat oven to 350F *(if using store-bought pie crust, the oven temperature should be higher for prebaking crust then turn down the heat to 350F)
  3. Prebake or blind-bake crust w/foil & beans - follow package directions for pre-baking store-bought crust. If using homemade crust, see directions in Notes section)
  4. While crust is cooking, sautee onions and divide dry and wet ingredients into separate bowls.
  5. Combine all dry ingredients in a medium bowl and blend well.
  6. Combine all wet ingredients (including sauteed onions) in a medium bowl and whisk well.
  7. Place 2/3 c dry ingredients in cooked crust
  8. Pour 2/3 c liquid ingredients on top of dry ingredients
  9. Place the last 1/3 c dry ingredients on top of ingredients in the crust.
  10. Pour the last 1/3 c liquid ingredients on top of all ingredients in the crust.
  11. Opt: Add garnishes on top.
  12. Bake for 50 minutes or until egg mixture is just set.
  13. The quiche will continue cooking after removing from the oven.
  14. Cover and refrigerate leftover quiche.
  15. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

DO NOT ADD ANY SALT – cheese is salty so adding extra salt is unnecessary and the end result will be too salty if extra salt is added.

This quiche is so versatile. Both variations I made turned out beautiful and delicious. We could not decide our favorite. The quiche I enjoyed in Hermann, MO was made with canned artichokes and frozen spinach. I don't know the amounts used, but it was fantastic. Neither ingredient overpowered the egg mixture, so I think equal portions of each were used and not a lot of either one.

This is the pie crust recipe given to me along with the quiche recipe, but I used store-bought crust and it tasted great.

Stone Hill Winery's Vintage Restaurant Pie Crust:
3 cups flour
10 ounces butter
2 eggs
2 T ice water
prebake crust 12 minutes – blind bake with foil and beans

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    Comments

    Tara
    That does look like perfect quiche, love all your pictures, great post!!
      Susie Gall
      Thanks so much Tara. Please let me know if you have any questions.
    Brandy
    I have never made a Quiche before but I think I can attempt this one. Thanks for the recipe. The photos are beautiful.
      Susie Gall
      Thanks Brandy, Please let me know what ingredients you add to make it your own. I would love to hear how your quiche turns out and please don't hesitate to ask if you have any questions or need clarification.
    Linda (Meal Planning Maven)
    I haven't made a quiche in years and after reading your wonderful post and looking at your gorgeous photos, you've inspired me to make one soon!

    5 stars

      Susie Gall
      Thank you Linda for your sweet comments. I'm so glad you are going to give this recipe a try, and I think you will love it. Please let me know how it turns out for you.
    Patty Haxton Anderson
    Your quiche does look perfect - all the way around and sounds amazing. Loved your story and photos also.

    5 stars

    Kari-Anne
    Thanks to you and the chef for sharing a divine quiche recipe. I added basil, dill, and parsley to mine. Divine! Thanks from Oregon! A wonderful Easter meal.

    5 stars

    Gail Suer
    My daughter was having a party and she asked me for my best quiche recipe. I have a lot of recipes for quiche, but I wanted the perfect recipe for her. I loved your post! I gave her your recipe. Immediately after her party was over, she called to RAVE about your quiche! Best ever, she said! Thank you! I'm leaving to go see grandkids for the weekend, leaving three children and husband behind, and I am leaving them your quiche! Of course, the kids requested the usual suspects, frozen pizza and takeout Chinese, but I wanted to leave something special for my husband, who will do double duty while I'm gone, being a doctor and working 7 days, he deserves it!
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