A few weeks ago my mom, who is gluten free and had been craving quiche for months, ordered five bags of gluten-free pie crust mix online. When it came in the mail, she was so excited to have quiche for the first time in five years, that I knew I had to get cooking right away. So, I spent the entire next Saturday making her two quiches and a lemon pie with gluten free crust.
When scouring the internet for recipes, I found a quiche recipe online with steller reviews and decided to get cooking. The recipe called for an entire half-cup of butter, and before I realized the amount of butter 1/2 a cup was, I had already put it in the quiche. Unfortunately the quiche came out a little too buttery and wet for my mom’s taste, so I knew that I would have to try again. On the second try, I only added two tablespoons of butter, used fresh spinach, and added a little bit more salt and was pleased to find that the quiche tasted perfect! I would highly reccomend using as many fresh ingrediants as possible. The fresher the better!!!
ENJOY! oh… and here are a couple link to some good gluten free pie crusts…
- 2 tbsp butter
- 3 cloves garlic, chopped
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
- I would reccomend substituting for 10oz of microwaved fresh spinach for fresher ingredients.
- 1 (4.5 ounce) can mushrooms, drained
- 1 (6 ounce) package herb and garlic feta, crumbled
- 8 ounce shredded Cheddar cheese
- 1 (9 inch) unbaked deep dish pie crust
- For a recipe for a pie crust see below.
- 4 eggs, beaten
- 1 cup whole milk (skim milk for low-fat option))
- salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
- In a medium skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Saute garlic and onion in butter until lightly browned, about 7 minutes.
- Stir in spinach, mushrooms, feta and 1/2 cup Cheddar cheese. Season with salt and pepper. Spoon mixture into pie crust.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs and milk. Season with salt and pepper. Pour into the pastry shell, allowing egg mixture to thoroughly combine with spinach mixture.
- Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes. Sprinkle top with remaining Cheddar cheese, and bake an additional 35 to 40 minutes, until set in center. Allow to stand 10 minutes before serving.
Non-Gluten Free Pie Crust Recipe (NyTimes Cooking Recipe)
- 145 grams all-purpose flour (about 1 cup)
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 stick cold unsalted butter (1/4 pound), cut in 1/8-inch pieces
- 3 tablespoons ice water
- Put flour and salt in the bowl of a stand mixer or food processor. Add butter and quickly cut it into flour until mixture resembles coarse meal.
- Add ice water and mix briefly, about 30 seconds, to form a soft dough. Remove dough, shape into a thick disk, wrap in plastic and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight. Bring to cool room temperature before rolling.
- To roll, lightly flour dough and counter. Roll out gradually, periodically letting dough rest for a moment before continuing. This makes rolling easier and will keep dough from shrinking back during baking.
- Roll dough to a thin round approximately 13 inches in diameter, then trim to make a 12-inch circle (refrigerate and save trimmings for patching). Lay dough loosely into a 9 1/2-inch fluted tart pan with removable bottom, letting it relax a bit. Fold overlap back inside to make a double thickness, then press firmly against the pan so the finished edge is slightly higher than the pan. Refrigerate or freeze for an hour before pre-baking.