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I adore quiche. However, I never make it.

Spinach and Bacon Hash Browns Quiche

Omelets? Sure! Been there, done that. Frittatas? Love those and make those too! But quiche? I’m not sure why I never attempted to make one at home. It isn’t difficult but for some reason, I have always just enjoyed it when served to me. I decided this year that I needed to start making the dishes I enjoy eating, and this was definitely on the bucket list.

To find a delicious and simple quiche recipe that would eliminate my rookie status, I turned to BHG.com’s recipe portal and did a search. I loved the sound of the spinach and bacon quiche, and it turned out to be just what I was looking for. The original recipe itself was perfectly flavorful and perfectly easy. A rich custard filled with ingredients like salty bacon, spinach (one of my absolute favorite veggies) and cheese was just the ticket to fill a flaky pie crust, however I decided to switch up the crust to make this recipe even more rich; I added a hash brown crust.

Spinach and Bacon Hash Browns Quiche

I simply made the following changes to the recipe:

  • To replace the traditional crust, I browned one 20 ounce package of refrigerated hash browns in a skillet with olive oil until golden.
  • Then I sprayed my pie pan with nonstick spray and pressed the cooked hash browns into the bottom and around the sides of the pan to create a crust.
  • I continued the recipe as written filling the hash browns crust with the quiche custard and baked until cooked through.

Spinach and bacon hash brown quiche

The results were comforting, decadent and absolutely irresistible. All the flavors really came together wonderfully, and the hash brown crust turned out beautifully golden, crunchy and also tender. The colors are bright and vivid, and the quiche is a true showstopper for any breakfast entertaining you plan to do. Because of this recipe, I fell in love with not only quiches again, but making them at home. I will be pulling out this recipe for brunches all Spring, and you should too!


Hi there, Delish Dish readers!  It’s Allie here, from Baking a Moment!  I’m so happy to be posting on Delish Dish again today, to share this fabulous recipe for healthy(ish) Boozy B-52 Coffee Custards.

Boozy B-52 Coffee Custards | Baking a Moment

This dessert worked out so well for my family this week, because it happens to be my husband’s birthday!  As a major dessert person, I’m sure you can imagine that I love to plan special sweet treats for my loved ones when their birthdays roll around.  But- I have a dirty little secret.

My husband is diabetic.

I know, I know!  I’m the worst wife ever!  I mean, have you seen my blog???  It’s nothing but sugary treats and carbs!  I should be ashamed of myself, right?

But you see, he was diagnosed pretty recently, when my dessert obsession was already so very deep-rooted.  It was totally a lost cause!  But now, I get really excited when I see a dessert recipe that can easily be transformed into something that he can enjoy, relatively guilt-free.  And these coffee custards proved to be just that.

Boozy B-52 Coffee Custards | Baking a Moment

Since they are caffeine-buzzed and a bit tipsy, I decided to halve the recipe to make it a treat for just the two of us.  My 7 and 5 year old could sit this one out  ;)  I also gave it a fun B-52 flavor by swapping out 1/4 cup of the milk for 2 tablespoons of coffee liqueur, and 1 tablespoon each of Irish cream liqueur and orange liqueur.  Back in the day my parents used to love ordering a B-52 coffee after dinner when they were eating out, so this is a bit of a nod to them as well.

Boozy B-52 Coffee Custards | Baking a Moment

The swirling technique wasn’t quite working out for me so I just straight-up layered it and I’m kinda in love with the result.  It reminds me of a cappuccino with darker, espresso layer on the bottom and the paler, milkier layer on top.

Also, if you really want them to be low-carb, you’re going to want to swap the sugar out for a low-carb substitute.  There are lots of great options on your supermarket shelves, just be sure to choose one that can be substituted for sugar in equal measure.

Check out the original recipe here!

Boozy B52 Coffee Custards | Baking a Moment

Thanks so much, Better Homes and Gardens, for inspiring me with your Coffee Shop Custard recipe!  And for the wonderful opportunity to chat with your readers today!  I hope you all enjoyed, and I’d love it if you’d pop over to Baking a Moment to check out what else I’m up to!


Here’s one to bookmark. This Mocha Custard is perfect for almost every occasion—dressed-up dinner or causal dining, just change out the baking vessel and you’ll see (keep reading). The other reason to bookmark this recipe, you can pull this together in just 20 minutes.

Now the fun part, as I mentioned, this great for almost any occasion: to dress up this dessert, use stemless martini glasses (make sure they are heat pro0f), for casual dining you can use espresso cups like I did here or ramekins, as seen in the original recipe here.

For a fun tweak to this recipe: replace the coffee with 2 teaspoons of loose earl grey tea leaves, then follow the directions of step one, but bring the mixture to a slight simmer, remove from heat and let the mixture steep for 2- 3 minutes. Strain and then continue to step two of the recipe.

That’s it for this easy, fun and highly adaptable recipe. If you come up with some creative tweaks, make sure you come back and share it with the rest of us in the comment section. To get started on this Mocha Custard recipe click here. 

 


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