Zucchini, Bacon and Gruyere Quiche

This is one of the items I tried out for the baby shower and it received rave reviews! The recipe calls for a premade crust, but I decided to try my hand at making my own. I’m not sure if this is my favorite crust recipe, but this is the one I used…

* 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
* 1 teaspoon salt
* 1 teaspoon sugar
* 1/2 cup (1 stick) chilled unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
* 1 large egg
* 1 teaspoon cold water
* 1 large egg white, lightly beaten

For crust:
Blend flour, salt, and sugar in processor. Add butter; using on/off turns, process until coarse meal forms. Whisk 1 egg and 1 teaspoon cold water in small bowl; add to flour mixture. Using on/off turns, process just until moist clumps form. Transfer to work surface and knead gently until dough comes together, about 4 turns. Form into ball; flatten into disk. Wrap in plastic and chill 1 hour. Do ahead Dough can be made 1 day ahead. Keep chilled.

Butter 9 1/2-inch round fluted tart pan with removable bottom. Roll out dough on lightly floured surface to 12-inch round. Transfer dough to pan, pressing onto bottom and up sides of pan; trim any excess dough. Chill 1 hour.

Preheat oven to 400°F. Butter large square of foil and press, butter side down, onto crust. Freeze for 30 minutes. Bake 20 minutes. Using fork, pierce bottom of crust all over (about 10 times). Bake until golden, about 10 minutes. Cool. Do ahead Can be baked 6 hours ahead. Let stand at room temperature

I fought with this crust quite a bit and ended up using more water than the recipe asked for to make the dough come together. I’m going to blame this on my not having a pastry blender and using my food processor instead! It ended up tasting fine.

The filling was absolutely delicious! What’s not to love about bacon and cheese (and zucchini too)? Overall, a great recipe for any meal.

Recipe for Zucchini, Bacon and Gruyere Quiche


  1. Posted September 17, 2009 at 11:31 am | Permalink | Reply

    I love quiche!

  2. Posted September 17, 2009 at 2:54 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Yum. 🙂

  3. Brenda
    Posted September 17, 2009 at 10:44 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Did I miss the recipe for the quice filling? All I see is the recipe for the crust.

    • Elizabeth
      Posted September 17, 2009 at 10:47 pm | Permalink | Reply

      The link to the quiche recipe is right above the picture. The reason for the crust recipe is because the quiche recipe calls for a refridgerated crust and I forgot to buy one so I made one instead!

  4. Misty
    Posted September 27, 2009 at 12:32 am | Permalink | Reply

    This looks delicious, but my husband hates eggs! Might have to make this for a girls’ night soon!

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