I’m going to warn you that this recipe is a little but weird. Andy and I liked it a lot, but Adam and Evelyn didn’t. So, perhaps it’s not really blog worthy, but as I said, I enjoyed it.
The origin of this is pretty simple. Andy seems to eat mostly milk, cheese, and fruit. Not such an unhealthy diet, but it bothers me that I can’t get any other proteins into him and I wish he would like eggs the way Evelyn does. Andy’s also a fan of anything sweet and so I thought if I could create a sweet quiche I might be able to get him to eat some eggs. It worked! But, as I said, Adam and Evelyn didn’t like it and he and I couldn’t get through the whole thing before it had to be pitched. But if you’re in the market for an interesting slightly different dessert go ahead and give this a try. Ringing endorsement, I know… I liked it!
Sweet Apple Quiche
- ¾ cup heavy cream
- ¾ cup 2% milk
- 1 large apple, peeled, shredded, wrung dry
- Zest from 1 lemon
- ½ cup, part skim milk ricotta
- ½ cup evaporated cane juice
- 1 tsp vanilla
- ¼ tsp kosher salt
- 1 tsp ground ginger
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp freshly ground nutmeg
- ¼ cup dried cranberries
- 3 eggs
- 1 ½ cups shredded 2% milk mozzarella cheese (if you use a block to shred yourself you’ll need to add 1 tbsp AP four to coat the cheese)
- 1 pie crust
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees
- Roll the pie crust out and put it in the pie plate with tin foil on top and filled with pie weights or uncooked rice or dried beans to weigh it down. Bake for 10 minutes and then remove from the oven.
- After the pie crust is out of the oven reduce the oven temperature to 350 degrees.
- Beat eggs, milk, salt, and spices in a bowl.
- Peel the apple and using a box grater shred it and the squeeze out all of the excess water from it. Then give it a rough chop before adding it to the egg mixture.
- Add in the dried cranberries and cheese and stir to combine.
- Pour the mixture into the pie crust and bake for 45-60 minutes. Test for a toothpick to come out clean before taking the quiche out of the oven. (In my oven it’s usually done in 50 minutes.)
- Allow the quiche to rest for an hour at room temperature before serving.
Cooking time (duration): 50
Diet type: Vegetarian
Number of servings (yield): 8
Meal type: dessert