Gorgonzola-Apple Quiche

True story:  I started a new diet last week, and I was feeling pretty hungry as my body was still getting used to eating less food.  To begin planning this week’s meals, I read through the recipe for Gorgonzola-Apple Quiche.  It sounded so good to me, and made me remember how good the Spinach and Bacon Quiche was.  In particular, I was thinking about the wonderfully delicious pastry crust.  Now remember, I was feeling hungry.  So, that night I literally dreamed about making and eating Gorgonzola-Apple Quiche.  Elements of the dream stuck with me all night!

So, did the quiche live up to my dream?  Yes!  Especially that flaky, buttery crust.

The filling for Gorgonzola-Apple Quiche couldn’t be more simple.  Spread the prepared tart shell with sauteed onions, top with diced apple and Gorgonzola Dolce cheese, then pour over a mixture of heavy cream and eggs.

The flavors of this quiche are subtle but delicious.  My husband said he could not taste the apple, but I felt it provided a subtle sweetness.  The taste of the Gorgonzola Dolce was also not very prominent.  We ate this for dinner fresh out of the oven, but I ate a piece for lunch the next day.  The Gorgonzola flavor came out a little more after resting overnight.

Gorgonzola-Apple Quiche is this week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe.  French Fridays with Dorie is an online group cooking our way through Dorie Greenspan’s book Around My French Table.

In case you missed it…earlier this week I posted a “recap” of some FFWD recipes from last summer that I cooked but didn’t get a chance to write about:  Catching Up with Dorie.

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11 responses to “Gorgonzola-Apple Quiche

  1. Your crust looks flaky and your quiche is fluffy…all looks perfect especially with that colorful salad. Nice work.

  2. Dream worthy, huh? That sounds like a good deal 🙂

  3. I love all quiches!! Looks really good. And what diet would you have started?? 😀

  4. Don’t you wish we could dream of good food instead of eating it sometimes? Quiche is definitely NOT on my diet but I’m trying to figure out maintenance at this point. I loved this!

  5. Thanks for the tip about your other post! I groaned bit when I read the first line. Similar story here – but no dream. That is awesome. Yours looks like it turned out great and the vibrant salad on the side is a nice healthy touch.

  6. I enjoyed this one too, much more than I expected, as I was unsure about the apple in a savory dish. Trust Dorie, it worked. I think I’ll have to be sure to try the Gorgonzola Dolce (instead of regular) next time. It sounds like it make the quiche even more special.

  7. Your quiche turned out gorgeous! The second picture is wonderful. I am happy it was dream-worthy.

  8. This was a keeper for me! Loved the flavors of the gorgonzola, onion and apple all melded together. Yours looks perfect and, in the words of Adriana, “Dream-Worthy”!

  9. Such a pretty quiche, and I agree with Kathy – “dream worthy”! I loved this one and can’t wait to make it again:)

  10. you sound like me. when i’m trying to diet i’ll lie awake for hours thinking about recipes, and sometimes dream about the food….your quiche looks beautiful!

  11. Your quiche looks picture-perfect, Karen. What a treat to have when you are dieting and I am sure the taste lived up to your dreams. I do the same when I am dieting – just can’t stop thinking or dreaming of food!

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