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Spinach Quiche with Cheese and Pine Nuts

My Spinach Quiche with Cheese and Pine Nuts is easy to make and perfect for brunch and parties! It can be eaten hot and cold.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Breakfast, Main Course
Servings: 8
Author: Julia

Ingredients

Pie Crust:

  • 2 cups all purpose flour 250 gr
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup cold butter 120 g
  • 2 tbsp cold water

Quiche filling:

  • salt and pepper
  • nutmeg
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 onion
  • 25 oz frozen Spinach 750 g
  • 2 tbsp bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup milk 120 ml
  • 4 oz cream cheese 100 g
  • 4 oz sliced gouda cheese or mature cheddar 100 g
  • 2 tbsp pine nuts

Instructions

  • For the crust: Mix flour and salt. Add 1 egg, butter and cold water. Use your hands to form a smooth dough. Cover with cling film and put the dough in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  • Finely slice the onion and saute in some oil. Add frozen spinach and 2 tbsp water. Bring to the boil, cover and let it simmer for 15 minutes. Stir occasionally. Take the lid off and let simmer for another 5 minutes until the excess water is evaporated. Season with salt, pepper and a little bit of nutmeg.
  • Preheat your oven to 390°F (200°C). On a floured work surface, roll out the chilled pie dough until you have a circle 14 inches in diameter. Carefully place the dough into a prepared 11-inch pie dish and tuck it in with your fingers. Prick with a fork a few times and sprinkle breadcrumbs (this helps with too much moisture) on top.
  • Spread the spinach onto the dough. Mix 4 eggs, cream cheese and milk. Cut the cheese into small pieces and add to the egg mixture. Pour the mixture onto the spinach. Distribute everything evenly.
  • Bake for 45 minutes. 5 minutes before the time is up, sprinkle pine nuts on top.
  • Serve hot or cold!