enchanted apple quiche

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~ enchanted apple quiche ~

This is a recipe that was inspired by the changing leaves, the crisp fall air and a trip to the apple orchard one enchanted afternoon. A “happy accident” that I’m proud to say I invented. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do! It’s wonderful with a rich, steaming cup of French press, tea or hot apple cider.

preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Fry 12 slices thick sliced bacon until crispy

remove to a paper towel-lined plate to drain. crumble when cool.

Saute 1 medium onion, chopped

and 1 sweet baking apple, chopped

in 2 Tablespoons of the bacon drippings

until tender and lightly golden

When the apple and onion are done cooking, remove from heat and set aside.

Next, prick the bottom of a deep dish pie crust 8 times with a fork.

(Homemade or store bought pie crust…I like Pillsbury.)

Grate 2 cups Monterey Jack cheese.

Sprinkle evenly in the bottom of the pie crust.

Place the crumbled bacon evenly over the cheese layer.

Sprinkle with a couple teaspoons fresh thyme leaves.

Spread the apple & onion mixture evenly over the bacon mixture.

Beat 6 eggs with 1/2 cup cottage cheese and a teaspoon each of nutmeg and cinnamon.

Pour the beaten egg mixture evenly over the top of the other quiche fillings.

Sprinkle another teaspoon or two of fresh thyme leaves and a little fresh black pepper over the top.

And a light sprinkling of cinnamon to make it pretty.

Place on a large cookie sheet and bake 50-60 minutes until set.

Cool on a wire rack a bit before serving.

This quiche reheats beautifully, one slice at a time, in the microwave.



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  28 comments for “enchanted apple quiche

  1. October 1, 2011 at 5:43 pm


  2. Melissa
    October 1, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    Maria, I was thinking about you when I made this! After you mentioned the combination of apples and cheese…here’s another treat combining the two. You could use Boca sausage in place of the bacon! enjoy! πŸ™‚

    • October 2, 2011 at 9:02 pm

      <3 Thank you = that sounds like a great substitution!!!

  3. Kimber Dunn
    October 5, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    Oh so good!!!! This looks heavenly!! (as most of your recipes do!!)

    • Melissa
      October 5, 2011 at 2:45 pm


  4. Addie
    October 5, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    this looks mouthwatering! mmmmmmmmm yum!

    • Melissa
      October 6, 2011 at 4:26 am

      My new favorite. Try it and let me know what you think πŸ™‚

  5. Frugal in WV
    November 3, 2011 at 8:43 am

    This recipe would make the males in my household very happy! I am outnumbered three to one and they always insist on bacon in their quiche. I normally make a bacon and onion quiche, which is good, but can become boring after making it frequently. Love the combo of apples and bacon!

    • Melissa
      November 3, 2011 at 9:21 am

      enjoy! πŸ™‚

  6. Cami
    November 5, 2011 at 10:07 am

    Can’t wait to make this!!!

    • Melissa
      November 5, 2011 at 10:16 am

      This is my favorite quiche! I think you’re going to like this πŸ˜‰ xo

  7. November 6, 2011 at 5:46 am

    Delicious, and quite similar to my Bacon, Apple and Tasmanian Blue tart, here: http://yumbomcgillicutty.blogspot.com/2011/07/tarty-tuesdays-bacon-apple-and.html

    Replace a little of that grated Jack with some crumbled blue cheese and tell me what you think!

    • Melissa
      November 6, 2011 at 7:30 am

      I’m going to try that! Thanks so much for sharing, and thanks for commenting πŸ™‚

  8. Debbi
    September 24, 2012 at 10:21 am

    sounds fantastic can you use something other than Cottage cheese as I react to it fine with anything else but that

    • Melissa
      September 24, 2012 at 11:08 am

      Hi Debbi! I’d try crumbled feta in place of the cottage cheese, or maybe ricotta? enjoy πŸ™‚

  9. Karen Yauney
    September 24, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    Ever sooooooooooooo YUMMY lookin!! Will have to try for sure. Who ever posted this recipe, THANK YOU, THANK YOU……………

    • Melissa
      September 24, 2012 at 9:13 pm

      Hi Karen! so pleased you like it πŸ™‚ my invention. xo

  10. Debbi
    September 26, 2012 at 5:23 am

    Thank you Melissa i will try the feta first then the ricotta thanks again for your help

    • Melissa
      September 26, 2012 at 7:48 am

      my pleasure, Debbi πŸ™‚

  11. Bev Olson
    September 27, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    Loved the recipe. Enjoyed the apples with the bacon. Thanks. πŸ™‚

    • Melissa
      September 27, 2012 at 6:07 pm

      Hi Bev! Thanks so much for stopping by to let me know you enjoyed the recipe! xoxo

  12. Lynda Yarbrough
    December 26, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    That looks amazing!

  13. Dawne
    February 6, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    ummmm gonna try it your way and then also I am gonna use havarti (sp?) cheese in place of the Jack….. what can be used in place of the onion as onion doesnt play nice with my tummy…. ummmmm maybe garlic πŸ™‚

    • Melissa
      February 6, 2013 at 5:44 pm

      a little onion powder and garlic should do the trick πŸ˜‰

  14. Me
    January 25, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    Oh! Sister this sounds so good! Thank you!
    ~Jilly oxo

    • Melissa
      January 28, 2014 at 8:42 pm

      ENJOY, Jilly! πŸ™‚ xoxo

  15. Jill
    January 25, 2014 at 4:39 pm

    I’m rather late to the game on this post and I hope you see this. we are having a family gathering several states away and I’d like to freeze this and take it. Would you bake it first? Sorry for the stupid question.

    • Melissa
      January 28, 2014 at 8:41 pm

      this should freeze just fine πŸ™‚ enjoy, Jill!

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