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Apple-Chard Quiche

Pairing cheese with apples becomes a gastronomic pleasure, and adding ruby chard simply embellishes the combination and amplifies the texture of this homey quiche.



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1 Tbs. olive oil
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1 Tbs. unsalted butter
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1 large Vidalia or other onion, thinly sliced
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1 cup (4 oz.) shredded ruby Swiss chard
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1 cup (about 2 oz.) thinly sliced mushrooms
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½ cup chopped apple
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2 Tbs. all-purpose flour
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½ tsp. ground nutmeg
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2 large eggs
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1 cup shredded Jarlsberg cheese
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½ cup skim milk
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1 9-inch deep-dish pie crust, unbaked


1. Preheat oven to 375°F.

2. Heat oil and butter in large skillet over medium heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, and sauté onions until caramelized, about 15 minutes.

3. Add Swiss chard, mushrooms, salt and pepper. Increase heat to medium, and cook, stirring often, until mushrooms and chard are soft, about 7 minutes.

4. Combine apples, flour and nutmeg in mixing bowl, and toss to coat apples. Combine eggs, cheese and milk in separate bowl, and beat until ingredients are well blended. Fold in apple mixture.

5. Spoon chard mixture into pie crust. Pour egg-cheese-apple mixture over top.

6. Bake 35 to 45 minutes, or until cheese mixture is set and top is browned. Cool slightly before slicing, and serve.

Wine Suggestions
This slightly sweet, slightly savory quiche makes a nice addition to a brunch buffet, in which case break out the Champagne. Try Domaine Trouillard Non-Vintage Brut.

Nutrition Information: 

11 g
Total Fat: 
19 g
Saturated Fat: 
9 g
23 g
105 mg
200 mg
1 g
6 g

Comments on this Recipe

wow, such a wonderful combination of flavors in this fantastic quiche recipe. Delicious!

This recipe is SO GOOD. My family is not terribly advetureous, so I make things that smell good, and only tell them what they need to know is in them, and then find out if they like it after the first bite. Otherwise, they won't eat it with an open mind...well my whole family ate this and loved it. It is so delicious. My son asked what the "white stuff" is. I said apples...he gave me a funny look, and said.."its good". This kid is the pickiest of them all.

We made this dish last night to take to a friend's dinner party. It was a hit. Absolutely delicious! And people went back for seconds. Easy, sweet, awesome! Thank you!!!!

This is really delicious. I lightened the recipe by using egg substitute rather than eggs, Jarlsberg Light rather than full-fat Jarlsberg, skim milk for the milk and reduced the olive oil to one teaspoon, rather than a tablespoon.

awesome! always a hit wherever I bring it. It's a good example of authentic creative vegetarian food that's not considered "weird" by omnis.

We loved this... my husband doesn't like cooked apples, so I used finely diced butternut squash instead. Delicious!

This was really good. I also used Jarlsberg light and I think that next time I will add some extra apple as I couldn't really taste it (they weren't all that tart).

This quiche was a symphony of flavor! Just delicious, I highly recommend. Make it for company and they'll be impressed with your culinary savvy.

This is super yummy!