Today’s recipe is a Deep Dish Broccoli Bacon Quiche. It’s a thing of beauty – a crumbly, buttery pastry filled with a rich broccoli and bacon baked custard. Deep Dish Broccoli Bacon Quiche is an ideal brunch dish. Serve with a tasty side salad and enjoy.
I really enjoy a slice of quiche for brunch, and if it’s deep dish, I’m ecstatic! I’m a sucker for things baked in a buttery pastry, and this quiche has lots of it.
Working the pastry can be the tricky part of this recipe. The pastry needs to cover the base, up the sides and over the edge of a 9 1/2 inch springform pan and then blind baked. Find a method that works to roll out an even mostly circular pastry, and do your best to avoid holes. If you do find you get one or two holes in your pastry when placing it into the pan, use some of the excess pastry around the edges to mend those holes by pressing a small piece into the hole and smoothing it over. A touch of water will help.
I prefer to let the excess pastry hang over the edge rather than cut it away and smooth the edges. The pastry will shrink a little, meaning it’s tough to get that perfect edging you can get in a more shallow pan. A deep dish quiche is a more rustic dish, but still looks great. Once cooked, you simply snap off excess pastry while it is still in the springform pan.
Filling the pastry is easy. The broccoli and bacon is sauteed with onion; a custard is created with the eggs, milk and cream and then seasoned with salt, pepper and nutmeg. Finally, these components are layered with cheese until the pan is filled, and baked at a medium heat.
The final result is a thing of beauty, Deep Dish Broccoli Bacon Quiche is a hearty dish and would be a welcome dish to any brunch or lunch menu.