Arugula, Bacon, and Cheddar Quiche with Coconut Crust
This was my first GAPS quiche and one of very few that I have made ever. It was delecious! But I did make a mistake in not making sure all of the cheese was well under the egg mixture. It browned very quickly on the surface and made it look not quite right but the taste was wonderful and made up for that cosmetic issue. I made this with a coconut crust and it tasted very good and buttery, esp the part under the filling. I wasn’t sure how it would come off and was very pleased with the result.
Arugula, Bacon, and Cheddar Quiche
- 8 large pastured eggs
- 2 cups heavy cream yogurt (go here for instructions GAPS Sour Cream)
- 1 tsp Salt
- 2 cups chopped fresh arugula, packed
- 1 pound bacon, cooked and crumbled
- 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 10 inch pie crust baked and cooled *
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
Combine the eggs, heavy cream yogurt, and salt in a food processor or blender. Layer the arugula, bacon, and cheese in the bottom of the pie crust, then pour the egg mixture on top. Get some of the mixture on the pie crust edges to help prevent burning and cover with foil if necessary. The top of mine came out very dark because there was too much cheese on the surface. Make sure it is well immersed under the egg mixture so that it won’t brown too quickly. Set the pie plate on a cookie sheet in case it overflows a bit.
Bake for 35 to 45 minutes until the egg mixture is set. Serve warm or cold. This is very rich thanks to all the cream and small pieces can be very satisfying.
*The pie crust was from one of my favorite cook books Cooking with Coconut Flour. I made the crust for a double 9 inch pie and it was just about perfect for a single 10 in pie.
Coconut Pie Crust
Mix together the first 4 ingredients then carefully stir in the sifted coconut flour. This will make a stiff dough that you can then knead by hand for about a minute. Roll it out between two sheets of waxed paper or similar. Invert the pie plate over the circle of dough and using a stiff flat object under the dough flip the whole thing. Then patch the broken dough in the pie plate and form a fluted edge. Prick all over with a fork and bake for 12-15 min at 400. Take out when it just starts to brown. Set aside to cool.