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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  31 comments for “enchanted apple quiche

  1. October 1, 2011 at 5:43 pm


    • Jackie
      November 29, 2018 at 11:27 am

      What would be a good sweet

      apple or what did u use. Thank u

  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! 🙂

    • 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 🙂

  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! 🙂

  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 😉 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 🙂

  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 🙂

  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 🙂 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 🙂

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

    Loved the recipe. Enjoyed the apples with the bacon. Thanks. 🙂

    • 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 🙂

    • Melissa
      February 6, 2013 at 5:44 pm

      a little onion powder and garlic should do the trick 😉

  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! 🙂 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 🙂 enjoy, Jill!

  16. Jackie
    November 29, 2018 at 11:31 am

    What did u use for a sweet apple?

    • Melissa
      December 7, 2018 at 12:07 pm

      I just use McIntosh or Fuji for sweet apples in recipes. You can use whatever you have on hand. 🙂

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