Here is another easy quiche recipe, zis time wiz a French twizt. This one is originally made with a typical French cheese called époisses after the eponymous village in Eastern France where it comes from. This acrid cheese is made with cow milk and has a soft orange-red crust. Instead of époisses I used a very similar Belgian cheese. Herve cheese has exactly the same characteristics: a soft center, pungent smell and reddish skin. And it's a great cheese to cook with. I reckon other similar soft cheeses work perfectly well for this recipe (depending on their availability around your place of course): brie, camembert, munster, chaumes, vacherin...
If you really have a hard time finding the perfect cheese for your easy quiche recipe you can always use feta cheese as well. Its fresh and rather sour flavor also works well in combination with the sweetness of the apple. And why not use a blue cheese and a couple of pears instead of apples? There’s enough room to add whatever you can find. Serve the quiche with a fresh rocket salad.
Ingredients for 4 persons
Chop the cheese and bacon roughly. Quickly stirfry the bacon in a dry pan for 2 minutes over high heat and set aside. Slice the apples. Whisk the eggs, the flour and the cream. Season with pepper and salt. Coat a baking tray with the cold puff pastry and prick with a fork. Cover with the apple slices in a circular shape. Season with pepper and salt. Pour the filling on top of the apples. Sprinkle with the bacon and cheese. Season a last time. Bake the quiche in a preheated oven at 356°F (180°C) for 30 minutes until golden.