Rating: 4.14 stars
22 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
  • 22 Ratings

Fill a flaky pastry crust with eggs, pancetta, cheese and Greek yogurt for a tender, tasty brunch.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

Gallery

Credit: Andy Lyons

Recipe Summary

prep:
60 mins
bake:
80 mins to 90 mins at 325°
stand:
40 mins
Servings:
10
Max Servings:
12
Advertisement

Spinach Pancetta Quiche

Ingredients

Ingredient Checklist

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Prepare Deep-Dish Pastry Shell. Preheat the oven to 325°F.

    Advertisement
  • In a large skillet over medium heat cook the pancetta until lightly browned, about 10 to 12 minutes, stirring occasionally. With a slotted spoon, transfer pancetta to a paper towel-lined plate, reserving 2 tablespoons drippings in the skillet.

  • Return skillet to medium heat. Add the onions and dried thyme; cook, stirring occasionally, until tender and golden, 20 to 22 minutes. Stir in the dried tomatoes and cook 1 minute. Add the spinach and cook until wilted, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and cool 10 minutes. Stir in pancetta and cheese.

  • For the custard, in a blender combine the eggs, yogurt, milk, salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Cover and blend until frothy.

  • Set the springform pan with the pastry shell on a baking sheet. Spoon onion mixture into the bottom of the pastry shell. Pour in the custard. Bake 1 hour 20 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes or until the top is lightly browned and the custard is just set in the center (165°F). Let cool in the pan 40 minutes. With a serrated knife, cut the pastry shell flush with the top of the pan. Carefully remove the springform pan ring. Cut the quiche into wedges.

Nutrition Facts (Spinach Pancetta Quiche)

455 calories; total fat 27g; saturated fat 14g; polyunsaturated fat 1g; monounsaturated fat 4g; cholesterol 182mg; sodium 728mg; potassium 246mg; carbohydrates 28g; fiber 2g; sugar 5g; protein 22g; trans fatty acid 0g; vitamin a 2400IU; vitamin c 14mg; thiamin 0mg; riboflavin 0mg; niacin equivalents 2mg; vitamin b6 0mg; folate 114mcg; vitamin b12 0mcg; calcium 263mg; iron 3mg.

Deep Dish Pastry Shell

Ingredients

Ingredient Checklist

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • In the bowl of a food processor combine the flour and salt. Add the butter and pulse until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Combine the egg and water in a small bowl; add to the food processor and pulse until the mixture just begins to clump together. Transfer the mixture out onto a sheet of plastic wrap; fold the wrap over and press the crumbs until they hold together; shape into a circle. Wrap and chill at least 30 minutes.

    Advertisement
Instructions Checklist
  • Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and roll it out to a 15-inch circle. Carefully roll the pastry around the rolling pin and transfer to a 9x2 1/2-inch springform pan, pressing it into the sides. Trim the overhanging pastry to 1 inch and press it firmly against the outside of the ring to help prevent it from shrinking. Use the trimmings to fill any cracks. Freeze the shell for 20 minutes.

Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat the oven to 400°F. Place the springform pan on a baking sheet. Line the pastry shell with a double thickness of aluminum foil long enough to overhang the sides. Bake about 20 minutes or until the edge of the dough is lightly browned. Remove the foil and continue baking the pastry shell for 10 to 15 minutes longer, or until lightly browned on the bottom. Transfer the baking sheet to a rack and let the pastry cool.

Nutrition Facts (Deep Dish Pastry Shell)

180 calories; total fat 10g; saturated fat 6g; polyunsaturated fat 1g; monounsaturated fat 3g; cholesterol 43mg; sodium 242mg; fiber 1g; sugar 0g; protein 3g; trans fatty acid 0g.
Advertisement

Reviews

22 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
10/13/2017
I have made this for several events with family and friends. It is always a huge hit. It takes a while to make, but definitely a great centerpiece for breakfast or brunch and feeds a crowd.