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Sweet and Salty Bacon Topped Quiche

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I wanted breakfast but I did NOT want to have 3 dishes going on at once- frying bacon, cutting biscuit dough and scrambling eggs. So I thought it was about time to take the idea of breakfast to a new level. Think extreme! Extreme quiche! I wanted all my favorite things about breakfast to accumulate in one big dish. I wanted a quiche but not any normal quiche. I wanted to load it down with savory caramelized onions and peppers. Season it to perfection with hints of cayenne, paprika, garlic and oregano and then drench it on top with layers of crispy bacon. I wanted the pie crust to melt in your mouth and add just the right amount of crispy texture against the egg filling. And you know what? I think I accomplished what I set out to do. No, Wait- Not I think but I KNOW I accomplished it! This quiche was amazing and it will blow your mind with just one bite. It’s that delicious!

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I am making this post short and sweet because I have just wayyyy to many things on my plate at the moment. I know you all understand. Heck, your probably right where I am too, just trying to fit everything in and keep sane! I want to be the first one to tell you that you are doing an AMAZING job – an amazing job as wife, mother, husband, father, worker, friend, all the above. We don’t hear that as often as we all should so I am going to be the first to tell you this week that you are doing great and keep it up- all your work, your love, your commitments are seen and are appreciated!

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Sweet and Salty Bacon Topped Quiche
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 TBSP brown sugar
  • dash of paprika
  • dash of pepper
  • 12 slices of bacon (thickness varies depending on your preference)
  • ½ onion, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 tsp garlic, minced
  • 8 eggs
  • 1½ cups of cream
  • 1 tsp salt and pepper each
  • ½ tsp oregano
  • ¼ tsp thyme
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika
  • ⅛ tsp cayenne
  • dash of hot sauce
  • ½ cup shredded monterrey jack cheese or cheese of your choice
  • 1 biscuit dough/crust recipe or 1 store-bought deep dish pie crust
Instructions
  1. Mix together the first 3 ingredients and brush over the bacon slices. Set aside.
  2. In a small skillet, heat 1 TBSP of olive oil and saute the onions, peppers and garlic until just tender (5 minutes). Set aside to cool.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the egg and cream. Add in the remaining ingredients including the cooled onion, pepper and garlic mixture, cheese and hot sauce. Whisk to combine but not to long (30 seconds should do)
  4. Place the pie crust into a lightly greased 9 inch pie pan. Pour the quiche filling in making sure it doesn't rise above the crust. Envelop the bottom of the pie pan with foil and bake in a preheated oven at 425 for 35 minutes. Remove from the oven and place the bacon slices on top. You may either cut the bacon slices into 2 or leave them long. I chose to cut mine so my little boys could eat it easier. Place the quiche back in the oven for an additional 15 minutes or until the bacon is cooked like you like. Turn it to broil for 1 minute before removing from oven (just to get that last little shot of crispiness on the bacon). Allow to cool for 5 minutes before serving.

13 Comments

  1. K / Pure & Complex

    You know how I feel about bacon Jessica :). I just love this quiche girl.

    07 . Apr . 2015
  2. Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen

    Fabulous quiche (who doesn’t love bacon) and you are a very wise girl to not have to try to keep 3 dishes going at the same time.
    Sam

    07 . Apr . 2015
  3. sue|theviewfromgreatisland

    Love love love this —- I recently pinned a similar lattice bacon crust from Pinterest to try out, yours looks fantastic!

    07 . Apr . 2015
  4. Mary Frances

    Your bacon quiche sounds absolutely divine! What a savory breakfast (or anytime) treat! I’ll have to try it soon. If you’re interested, feel free to check out my post on what I consider the best way to cook bacon: http://lovethesecretingredient.net/2015/03/22/marys-secret-ingredients-crowdfunding-help-bring-home-the-bacon/

    07 . Apr . 2015
  5. Velva

    Quiche is a wonderfulw ay to bring what you have together in one dish-Quiche is versatile, healthy and filling. It can be eaten for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Love how you prepared it.

    Velva

    07 . Apr . 2015
  6. Sues

    YUM!! I love bacon IN quiche, but have never had it ON quiche. This looks glorious!!

    07 . Apr . 2015
  7. Mandy

    Extreme Quiche! Yes please! I want this for breakfast, lunch and dinner, thank you very much!
    Have a beautiful day Belle.
    🙂 Mandy xo

    08 . Apr . 2015
  8. Tricia @ Saving room for dessert

    Wonderful recipe – with the onions peppers and bacon! Yummy! Looks like you have something wonderful on your plate in addition to those other pesky things! Hope you had a wonderful Easter.

    09 . Apr . 2015
  9. Angie@Angie's Recipes

    A hearty and very satisfying quiche which can be enjoyed at any time of day!

    10 . Apr . 2015
  10. Nami | Just One Cookbook

    You always create brilliant recipes, Jessica! I love your ideas on the bacon on top!!! My gosh, this looks amazing! I don’t want to have 3 things going on too…especially on weekend morning (weekday morning, forget it. no time!). Love this recipe so much!

    13 . Apr . 2015
  11. Joyce, kitchen flavours

    I love quiches, and your idea of this amazing quiche look really delicious! I could eat a few slices in one sitting! yums!

    14 . Apr . 2015
  12. La Cuisine d'Helene

    I love quiche, especially with bacon. This recipe is a keeper. I know what you mean when you say you are very busy. Life can be hectic at time. Have a wonderful week-end!

    17 . Apr . 2015
  13. Lea Andersen

    One word, PERFECt! This will be a nice treat for my kids, kids just love bacon and this is so gorgeous! You know what, my kids loved your recent recipe, Willie’s crazy bread. They’ve asked me, how I learned to cook this and I tell them about your blog. Anyways, they are too innocent to understand what is what, they just requested to make more of it. And now, I’ll surprise them with this. Really thanks Jessica =)

    27 . Apr . 2015

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