Garden Party Quiche Recipe
FLAKY CRUST FOR GARDEN PARTY QUICHE
2-1/2 cups unbleached, all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoons salt
1 stick sweet, salted butter (8 tablespoons) – chilled
6 tablespoons Crisco Baking Sticks vegetable shortening – chilled
5 – 6 tablespoons ice water
1 cup cooked (and cooled) long-grain white rice
Sift all dry ingredients into a large mixing bowl. On a cutting board, first thinly slice and then cut up the butter and shortening into very tiny square pieces. Add the butter and shortening to the mixing bowl. Using your fingers or a KitchenAid stand mixer with flat beater, cut the fat into the dry ingredients until the mixture resembles coarse meal. While continuing to mix, drizzle ice water onto the mixture one tablespoon at a time. Using your hands, form the dough into a round ball. The dough should not be sticky. If the dough is sticky, dip your hands into a small amount of flour and continue forming the dough into a smooth ball. Put the dough into a gallon-size Ziplock bag and refrigerate it for 1-2 hours.
Cover a marble pastry slab with two pieces of waxed paper. Place the dough on top of the waxed paper and roll it out into a circle that’s 1/4 inch thick. Put a non-stick, deep-dish tart pan (with a removable disc bottom) on top of the dough face down. Slide one hand underneath the waxed paper and dough while keeping the other hand firmly on the bottom of the tart pan. Flip the dough and tart pan upright. Remove the waxed paper and guide the dough into the tart pan, gently pressing the dough into place. Remove excess dough from the edges of the tart pan. Evenly distribute a very thin layer of white rice on the bottom portion of the dough and half way up the sides.
Note: Although a standard tart/quiche pan can be used for this recipe, for a more luscious full-bodied filling it’s preferable to use a deep-dish quiche pan like the one shown above.
GARDEN PARTY QUICHE
Quiche Filling: Wet Ingredients with Spices
- 1 cup Ricotta cheese
- 1/2 cup half
- 3 eggs, lightly beaten
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon basil
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon paprika
Quiche Filling: Dry Ingredients
- Uncooked quiche dough inside a deep-dish tart pan (see Quiche Crust recipe)
- 1-1/2 cups grated mozzarella cheese
- 1-1/2 cups grated mild cheddar cheese
- 3 zucchini halved length-wise then sliced
- 1 red bell pepper – seeded and cut up into small squares
- 3/4 pounds pre-sliced Canadian bacon – cut up into small squares
- 1 stick sweet butter
Saute the zucchini in 1/2 stick of butter on low heat until the pieces are no longer crisp, but not limp. In another pan saute the red bell pepper and Canadian bacon together in 1/2 stick butter on low heat until cooked and flavorful. In a mixing bowl, gently blend the wet ingredients and spices together until mixed. Sprinkle an even layer of Mozzarella cheese within the tart pan. Distribute the red bell pepper and Canadian bacon evenly over the cheese. Add the wet mixture. Sprinkle cheddar cheese on top. For your quiche’s crowning glory, arrange zucchini slices on top in an artful, swirled manner.
Place the tart pan on a baking sheet and cover the quiche loosely with a foil tent. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 40 minutes or until done. Cool the quiche for 30 minutes before removing it from the tart pan. Slice quiche into 6-8 wedges. Enjoy!
This original Garden Party Quiche recipe was developed by Confetti & Bliss for a beautiful baby shower for Melissa of Best Friends for Frosting. Gorgeous images of the Garden Party Quiche are courtesy of Photographer Nichole Bremer.
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13 thoughts on “Garden Party Quiche Recipe”
What a delicious looking quiche and a beautiful spread. Your pictures are lovely as well.
This garden party quiche looks super delicious.
Wow looks so wonderful – I haven’t had quiche in quite a long time and this looks delicious! Denay – I have to tell you – your blog is honestly one of my favorites I have stumbled upon – that’s the truth! Blessings!
This quiche looks great! I don’t know if I have ever had a quiche with ricotta as the base cheese. Sounds so yummy!
It truly looks delicious! So yummy.. :)
I love quiche but I’ve never tried to make one before. It sounds so scary and difficult. I can barely make toast! Maybe one day I’ll get brave….
The deep quiche pan makes it look so elegant. I have to admit, I didn’t even realize there were specialized pans for quiche.
Everything about this garden party looks incredible, but especially this quiche! Looks like a must-try recipe!
This looks super yummy! I’ll definitely be trying this one- thanks for sharing.
Abby // thefabblog.com
Yummy! This looks tasty. We love quiche but never make the crust. I should try it.
I will have to give this a try my Son loves Zucchini!
What a beautiful spread! It looks like it’s delicious, plus the presentation is lovely.
That looks delicious. I wish I could cook!