Blue Cheese Quiche

Ingredients

1 9 inch deep dish pie crust

3 ounces of a good blue cheese such as Maytag or a Roquefort room temperature

3 ounces cream cheese softened

2 T butter softened

3 eggs well beaten

1 C creme fraiche

1 T melted butter

Salt and pepper*

Optional ingredients can be added such as 3 ounces crumbled bacon, fresh or  carmelized  pears,figs, or onions, walnuts.

Directions

Oven temperature 400º for pie crust  375º F for Quiche

Blind bake the pie crust.  Gently poke holes in the crust and put in freezer 10 minutes. Line crust with parchment paper and fill with beads or beans. Bake at 400º F for about 15 minutes or until crust is golden. Remove beans and parchment paper and bake for 10-15 minutes. Remove and cool.

In stand mixer using paddle attachment whip cream cheese, blue cheese, and butter until smooth. Add eggs, creme fraiche, and melted butter and mix thoroughly. Season to taste with salt and fresh ground pepper. Pour into pie crust and bake 25-30 minutes.

Cool and serve*.

Note:

Eliminate the pepper if you prefer a sweeter quiche.

Can  be served with carmelized fruit or onions on the side.

 

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