Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Easy as Quiche

As much as I love the idea of hopping out of bed bright and early to cook a gourmet breakfast for my still-dozing boyfriend, the realist in me knows that my love affair with the snooze button will trump even the greatest of ambitions on a Saturday morning. Hence, my affinity for the quiche. It's the perfect breakfast entree for those of us who simply wish to wake and bake. (No, not that kind of wake of bake.) What I'm referring to is the ability to prepare a quiche the night before you wish to serve it, leaving only the (optional) warming and slicing of the dish for the morning.

Best yet, a quiche is fairly simple to create, but seems a little more thoughtful than picking up a bag of bagels or box of donuts for your breakfast guests. Think of making this egg-sensation as an exercise in layering. Once you have all the ingredients ready to go, it's really as simple as that.

Step 1: Place cheese on bottom of pie crust.

Step two: Add (cooked) sausage, onions, cranberries and sliced apple mixture to the pile.

Step three: Pour eggs and half-and-half combination on top to fill remainder of pie.

Step four: Bake and enjoy!

If you're looking for a healthier version of this quiche, I'd recommend using turkey sausage in place of Italian sausage, and a little less cheese than what the recipe calls for. The difference in taste is virtually imperceptible.


  1. i expect breakfast in bed when i visit.

  2. OMG looks amazing and delicious. I LOVE quiche.

  3. so delicious. So, so tasty. I could eat this as a dessert.