This is the best easy roasted pumpkin leek quiche recipe ever! Filled with delicious roasted pumpkin, shredded mozzarella and cheddar. It’s an easy quiche recipe and the perfect pumpkin recipe to surprise your family and friends.
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Every year at the same time I have an obsession, which starts with me seeing the first pumpkin posts on IG and finally being the very first customer buying pumpkins at the supermarket. As you may already have guessed I have a huge love for pumpkins. ALL The PUMPKINS. During these months my main food ingredient is, if I am doing the cooking, pumpkins! Roasted with salad, spaghetti, steak or baked as a roasted pumpkin leek quiche! Every day all day 😉 I could eat all the savory and sweet pumpkin recipes! Thats why we have soo many pumpkin recipes!
This is an easy and fancy looking way to use pumpkin!
What is a quiche?
A quiche is a savory French tart consisting of a flaky pie crust or pastry crust and filled with a savory creamy custard (heavy cream, milk and seasoning) and filling ingredients.
It’s a delicious classic recipe with a flaky crust that is so versatile in hindsight to the quiche fillings as you can add pretty much anything you can think of to the basic ingredients. From simple muchrooms and peppers to more creative ingredients like chopped spinach and caramelized onions, there’s so much you can do with quiche.
Quiches are typically served at brunch or breakfast. There are so many different variations of quiche and new flavor combinations are being created every day!
The origin of quiche.
When people think of the French word quiche they assume that the traditional quiche origins from the Lorraine region of France.
But food historians know that historical records indicate that quiche actually originated in Germany in the middle ages in the medieval kingdom of Lothringen, which the French later occupied and renamed Lorraine. The word ‘quiche’ is from the German word ‘Kuchen’, meaning cake.
How to make this delicious roasted pumpkin quiche? Easy! Just follow the steps!
We start with making the quiche crust!
- Pulse flour, salt and butter in a food processor until everything resembles coarse meal with only a few bigger pieces of butter.
- Add milk and pulse until dough holds slightly together.
- On a floured surface, roll the dough with the help of a rolling pin into a thin circle.
- Transfer the dough to a tart pan or pie pan.
- Allow dough to hang slightly over the pan, about 3 cm.
- Fold the excess dough under. Pinch and crimp. Chill for 30 minutes.
Now in the meantime we make the filling!
- Roast the sliced Hokkaido pumpkin (tossed beforehand with some olive oil and sprinkled with some salt, nutmeg and cinnamon) in a preheated oven 180°C.
- Heat 2 tbsp olive oil and cook leek until soft and set aside.
- In a medium bowl whisk together eggs, cream and milk.
- Stir in the slightly cooled leek and add the cheddar cheese and mozzarella cheese.
- Pour the savory custard filling into the prepared pie shell.
- Top with roasted hokkaido pumpkin slices and the finely shredded parmesan cheese. Bake for 35-45 minutes or until the egg filling is set.
- Cool for a 10 minutes to let it set before cutting.
- Can be eaten cold, warm or right out of the oven.
Can I make a crustless quiche too?
Sure you can, a crustless quiches resembles more a fritatta or an egg omelet since the pie crust is missing. Though the taste of a quiche is more richer and less eggy but its a great gluten-free alternative.
Just omit the crust and spray a pie from with cooking spray and add the egg mixture and the filling and bake at 175°C (350°F) for 35 minutes or until the center is set.
Can I use a store-bought crust for the quiche?
Generally If time is short using a store-bought crust is great thing. It decreases the time you need for a good quiche immensely . You can use a store-bought pie crust, short crust or even a a store bought puff pastry sheet.
But be aware it doesn’t compare to a pie dough made from scratch😉. Making your own crust will always taste b better than one bought from the supermarket.
Can you make a quiche ahead of time or freeze it?
- Of course you can. A quiche is the ideal dish to make it ahead of time and keep it for up to 3 days in your fridge or freeze it up to 3 months .
- Just let it cool on your kitchen counter for up to 2 hours.
- If refrigerating simply wrap top with foil.
- If freezing first wrap in foil and than put it in an airtight container.
- Thaw frozen quiche for one day when ready to serve.
- To reheat: first cover the top in foil and than bake at 160°C (325°F) until it heated through.
There are so many ways to make a quiche. Maybe you want tol try our Italian Asparagus quiche with crispy prosciutto chips. Or try one of these variations.
- Spinach Quiche : fresh spinach, nutmeg, gruyere cheese (If you dint get your hands on fresh spinach use frozen spinach.
- Quiche Lorraine : cook 100g Bacon until crisp, drain the crisp bacon then chop. Add a pinch of nutmeg and optionally tender cooked leek.
- Mushroom quiche: Saute 100g sliced Mushrooms and 50g green onions in butter until tender and the mushrooms are shrunken and golden brown. Optionally add a twig of fresh rosemary while cooking.
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Roasted Pumpkin Leek Quiche
- 250 g flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 100 g butter cold, diced
- 75 ml milk
- 500 g thinly sliced leeks
- 3 eggs
- 300 ml cream
- 125 ml milk
- 100 g grated cheddar
- 50 g shredded mozzarella
- 300 g hokkaido pumpkin
- Pulse flour, salt and butter in a food processor until everything resembles coarse meal with only a few bigger pieces of butter. Add milk and pulse until dough holds slightly together.
- On a floured surface, roll the dough into a thin circle. Transfer to a quiche or tarte dish. Allow dough to hang slightly over dish, about 3 cm. Fold overhang under; pinch and crimp. Chill for 30 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 180°C.
- Roast the sliced Hokkaido pumpkin for 20 minutes (tossed beforehand with some olive oil and sprinkled with some salt and cinnamon).
- Heat 2 tbsp olive oil and cook leek until soft and set aside. In a bowl whisk together eggs, cream and milk, stir in the slightly cooled leek and both cheeses. Pour the filling into the pastry. Top with roasted hokkaido pumpkin slices. Bake for 35-45 minutes or until the filling is set. Cool for a few minutes to let it set before cutting. Can be eaten cold, warm or right out of the oven.