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Pears, Leek, and Cheese Quiche

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Sweet USA pears paired with the delicate flavor of leeks and creamy gruyere cheese combine to make this amazing vegetarian quiche. Recipe and images by USA Pears Brazil.
  • Dough:
  • 6 ½ tablespoons (100g) butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • About 2 cups of wheat flour
  • Filling:
  • The white part of 1 leek, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 USA Pears chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup white wine
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme
  • Topping:
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup cream cheese
  • ¾ cup (200g) gruyere cheese
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Garnish:
  • cherry tomatoes
  • Dough: Mix the butter, egg and salt and slowly add the flour until a stiff dough that pulls away from hands is created. Place in a bowl and let stand covered with plastic wrap for 30 minutes. Roll out the dough on floured table and line the bottom and sides of a form of removable medium rim pie pan. Bake in moderate oven 350º (180◦C), preheated for 15 minutes.
  • Filling: Saute the leeks in olive oil and add the USA Pears, salt and wine. Let soften, add the thyme and remove. Let cool.
  • Topping: whisk the ingredients in a blender.
  • Spread the filling over the pastry pear pie and top with cream cheese. Bake in moderate oven 350º (180◦C), for about 30 minutes or until firm and golden. Serve garnished with cherry tomatoes.
  • Serving Size: 1 Slice
  • Calories: 530
  • Carbohydrates: 54g
  • Protein: 15g

2 Comments » for Pears, Leek, and Cheese Quiche
  1. Jen says:

    Made this again with less cream cheese – cut the amount in half. Added an extra egg and used an immersion blender to mix the cream cheese into the eggs. With these modifications, I give this recipe 5 stars.

  2. Jen says:

    This is really rich with the cream cheese and guyere cheese. Next time I will cut back on the cream cheese and add an additional egg. Other than that, this was very good. Great way to use up excess pears.

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