Nueske’s Bacon, Apple & Cheddar Quiche
Few things pair as well as bacon, apples and cheddar cheese. This quiche has them all!
1/2 lb Nueske’s Applewood Smoked Bacon
2 Braeburn or Gala apples, cut into bite-sized chunks
1 lb Carr Valley cheddar cut into 1/2” cubes
1 lg onion, diced
1 doz eggs
1 1/2 c half-n-half
1 T fresh thyme, minced
Cream Cheese Crust
1 1/4 c flour
1/4 t salt (pinch)
4 oz unsalted butter
4 oz cream cheese
Preparation: make dough, set aside.
Cook Nueske’s Bacon until crisp; crumble; reserve drippings; set aside. Sauté onions in drippings; season with salt, pepper & thyme. Mix flour, salt, butter & cheese in a food processor. Blend until moist clumps form.
Shape dough into a 6” disk; wrap in Saran wrap; chill for about 1 hr. Roll out on a floured surface to fit spring-form pan. Combine eggs, half-n-half & seasonings.
Layer cheddar, apples & onions in the shell, and repeat layering. Pour egg mixture over layers.
Bake at 350° for 45 min, or until filling is set.