I love brunch and I love quiche. However, today I didn’t feel like making a pie crust, so I made a bacon crust for the quiche. Basically you form it like you would a real pie crust. You need to blind bake it with the help of some parchment and beans. Then you fill with your egg mixture and serve. Completely amazing.
You need to make sure to fully cook the bacon before you add the egg mixture as it won’t get crispy with the egg mixture on top of it.
Bacon Crusted Quiche
- 1lb bacon
- 6 eggs
- 1.5 cups heavy cream
- 1-2 cups of fresh baby spinach
- 1-2 cups of shredded Swiss cheese
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1 cast iron skillet
- 1 piece of parchment paper
- 32 oz of beans – any variety works as you are using them as weight
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
Then start to line up the bacon in the base of the skillet. Work from the center to the edges. Then, wrap the bacon around the edge of the pan.
Next, line the bacon coated skillet with parchment. Press it into the bottom of the pan and into the edges of the pan. Then pour the beans onto the parchment. The beans will keep the bacon from moving while it cooks. We want a nice bacon pie crust. – How awesome is this?
Place the bacon crust in the oven for 30-40 minutes. You want it to be fully cooked. Otherwise, the end product with be rubbery and not crispy. When the crust is cooked, remove it from the oven. Using the edges of the parchment, remove the beans and parchment from the bacon. Watch out as some of the bacon might stick to the parchment. Remove the parchment carefully.
Now in a bowl, whisk together the eggs, cream, salt and pepper.
Layer the the bacon crust with the spinach and the cheese. The amount that you need will vary as it depends on how high your bacon crust is. Bacon is a fabulously wonderful creature and cooks differently each and every time. It is best to have the maximum amount of ingredients on hand.
Now pour the egg mixture over the cheese and the spinach. Fill it up to the edge of the bacon. Depending on the height of your crust, you may not use the whole mixture.
Place in the oven for 35-40 minutes. Bake until the eggs are solid and set. You don’t want runny eggs. Eww. When the eggs are set, remove from the oven and let cool for 5-10 minutes before serving.
How cool is that bacon crust. It was crispy and delicious. Definitely the best way to cut the carbs from the diet. I wonder how blueberries or apples taste baked in a bacon crust.
I think I can honestly say that this is the best idea ever. Bacon as a crust. Awesome!!