Quiche Holly Arch

Here is a great quiche. Serve this with warm muffins and freshly brewed coffee. What a wonderful way to start the day.

  • 1 -9″ unbaked pie shell from frozen puff pastry
  • 2 tsp. butter
  • 12 slices of bacon, chopped
  • 1 large red pepper, seeded and diced small
  • 2 cups whipping cream (of course it is good for you)
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder (no real onions, please)
  • 1 cup grated Swiss cheese

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Saute bacon until crisp. Beat cream, eggs and spices until well mixed.

Sprinkle the pie shell with the drained bacon, red pepper and cheese.

Carefully pour the egg mixture on top. Bake in the oven for fifteen minutes, then reduce the temperature to 300 degrees and bake for approximately 40 minutes or until a knife inserted in the middle come out clean.

The flavour is really, really delicious and yes, men really do eat quiche.

Serve with fresh fruit and, of course, freshly brewed coffee.

Swiss Shrimp Quiche

Yes, men really do eat quiche and they will absolutely love this one. Don made it twice this week, once for the girls when they came over to set the Christmas tree up for us and again, when we had special company for lunch. There were not even crumbs left over, trust me.


  • 2 cups shredded Swiss cheese
  • 12 large shrimp, tails removed
  • 1 tbsp. finely chopped celery, ribs removed
  • 1 tbsp. finely chopped parsley
  • 1 tbsp. grated onion
  • 1 tbsp. flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup cream
  • 1 9 inch unbaked pie shell
  • grated parmesan cheese

Clean the shrimp and cut each one in quarters equally. Toss together the cheese, shrimp, grated onion, celery, parsley, flour and salt, making sure it is well mixed.

Beat the eggs lightly and gradually stir in the cream. Add this to the cheese mixture, stirring well to combine. Pour into the pie shell.

Bake is a preheated 375 degree oven for 30-35 minutes or until a knife inserted in the middle comes out clean.

Serve this with a beautiful spinach strawberry salad and you have a winner. You could always add a glass of chilled white wine as well.

Another Breakfast Quiche

It is simple and we used it in our Bed and Breakfast occasionally. Bring it up with different flavours with anything you like to have. This is a favourite of ours.9 inch pie crust (homemade or frozen)

  • 12 bacon slices (I like the maple bacon)
  •  4 large eggs, beaten
  •  1 1/2 cups half and half cream
  •  1/2 cup whipping cream
  •  1 1/2 cups grated Havarti cheese
  •  1 tsp. onion salt
  •  1/2 cup chopped asparagus in 1 inch pieces (woody ends cut off)

Blind bake the pie crust, making sure to dock the bottom with a fork.
Fry the bacon crisp and cut in bite size pieces.

Whisk the eggs and cream together. Line the pie crust with the cheese, then add the bacon and asparagus and finally the egg mixture poured over all. Sprinkle with a bit more cheese and bake in a 425 degree oven for 15 minutes and then reduce the oven to 300 and bake a further 30 minutes.

Test the center with a knife. Let stand for 10 minutes then serve with a nice green salad and warm roll and butter.

This is a lovely breakfast or perfect light lunch.

Smoked Salmon Quiche with Dill


This recipe is from our Bed and Breakfast days. It can be part of a breakfast or luncheon. It is great and easy. Easter is coming so if you have family coming to visit….serve this. They will love you for it.


  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • 2 tbsp. flour
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 cups  heavy cream
  • 1 tsp. fresh dill, chopped
  • 1/4 tsp. yellow mustard
  • freshly grated nutmeg
  • tabasco, a couple of drops
  • 6 oz. swiss or provolone cheese, chilled
  • 1 cup flaked smoked salmon (if leftover from last night dinner – great)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In a skillet on medium heat, saute the butter and onions until transparent. Add the flour and stir, making a ‘sort of’ roux’.

In a bowl, beat well the eggs, cream, dill and mustard. Add a dash of grated nutmeg and tabasco, mixing well to combine. Mix together with the onion mixture.

Pour the ingredients into a buttered pie plate and slice the cheese thinly and lay over the top . Bake for 35-45 minutes until cooked through. Let cool for 6-7 minutes before slicing and serving. Add fresh fruit (if breakfast) or salad if for lunch.

Did I say this was yummy?

Crab Mini Quiche

When having a few friends over and you are wanting something different to offer, try these.


  • 24 mini tart shells
  • 3/4 cup grated guyere cheese
  • 3/4 cup coarsely chopped crab meat
  • 2 tbsp. finely chopped red pepper
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cup whipping cream
  • 2 tbsp. finely chopped asparagus tips
  • pinch salt and lemon pepper

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Sprinkle the cheese, crab, red pepper , asparagus tips and onion salt evenly into the shells.

Beat the eggs with the cream, salt and pepper and spoon the mixture carefully over the crab shells. Bake for about 20 minutes (watch not to burn) and serve warm. You will get lots of oohs and aahs.


Broccoli and Swiss Cheese Quiche

This makes a nice breakfast quiche or better yet, add a cold, fresh salad and a glass of white wine:   perfect lunch fare. I prefer the lunch idea.


  • 9 inch unbaked pie shell
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 cups finely chopped fresh broccoli
  • 1 1/2 cups grated swiss cheese
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/3 cup chicken broth
  • 3/4 cup whipping cream
  • pinch of salt
  • dash of tabasco

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.  Prick the bottom and sides of the pie shell with a fork and bake for 5 minutes.  Remove from the oven and quickly sprinkle 2 tbsp.  parmesan cheese. Layer half the broccoli over the cheese. Layer half the swiss cheese on top. Repeat the layers of broccoli and cheese.

In a bowl, beat the eggs, add the broth, cream, salt and tabasco and mix well. Pour this mixture over the layers in the pastry shell. Sprinkle the remaining parmesan cheese over the top and place the pie on a cookie sheet lined with  parchment paper and bake for 10 minutes.  Reduce the temperature in the oven to 325 degrees and bake for another 20-25 minutes until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.

Let stand 10 minutes before cutting to allow the pie to settle.

Did I mention that this is yummy? It is.




Crab Quiche

This is easy, especially if you use a commercially made frozen pastry shell.


  • 1/2 lb. lump crabmeat, cleaned to ensure no remaining cartilage-like pieces
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 cups whipping cream
  • 2 tbsp. each fresh and finely chopped parsley, and cilantro
  • pinch of salt and pepper
  • 1/8 tsp. freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup each coarsely grated Monteray Jack and Swiss Cheese
  • 1/2  tbsp. thyme, basil and oregano (in total)

Prebake pastry shell blind according to instructions.

Whisk together all the ingredients except for the crab and cheeses.  Make sure it is really beaten well.  Stir in the cheeses and crab.

Pour into pre-baked and cooled pie shell and bake until it fluffs up and is no longer wiggly in the center when gently shaken.  This will take about 45 minutes.  Cool about 15 minutes before serving.

Serve with lemon scones and butter.

Mushroom Quiche With No Crust

Ha! No pastry to worry about.  That’s always a good thing (especially with me).


  • 1/2 lb. white button mushooms, dusted and sliced
  • 3 tbsp. butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tbsp. biscuit mix
  • pinch of salt and pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1  1/2 cups milk
  • 2 cups Monteray Jack cheese

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Saute mushrooms in butter.

In a large bowl add all the ingredients up to the milk and blend for about one minute.  Add the milk and blend thoroughly.

Layer one half of the mushrooms on the bottom of a greased 9 inch quiche dish. Top with the cheese.  Add another layer of mushrooms.  Pour the egg mixture over the top and bake for about 35-40 minutes until set.

Serve with freshly baked scones or muffins, fruit juice and coffee. Now what more could you ask for ?  Your own personal waiter perhaps?


Bed and Breakfast Quiche

Serve this with warm muffins and freshly brewed coffee. Serves  4

  • 1-9″ unbaked pie shell from frozen puff pastry
  • 2 tsp. butter
  • 12 slices bacon, chopped
  • 1 large red pepper, seeded and diced small
  • 2 cups whipping cream (of course it’s good for you)
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. onion salt (not real onion)
  • 1 cup grated swiss cheese

Preheat oven to 425 degrees, Saute bacon until crisp. Beat cream, eggs and spices until well mixed. Sprinkle pie shell with bacon, red pepper and cheese. Pour egg  mixture carefully on top. Bake at 425 degrees for fifteen minutes, then reduce heat to 300 degrees and bake for approximately forty minutes or until knife inserted in the centre, comes out clean.

I opted for red pepper rather than onions (I don’t eat them and several of our guests from our Bed and Breakfast days didn’t either). Yes, the man in your life will enjoy it.

Try it and let me know what you think.