Quiche: Custard and Fillings

Collected by Debra Stoleroff

Reprinted from Plainfield Co-op Newsletter: Winter 2022

It’s been so long I don’t know where I got the recipe. Quiche is one of the easiest and most satisfying foods to bake. Once you have a basic recipe for the custard, your choice of fillings is endless. — Debra Stoleroff

My favorite quiche custard recipe: 

  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups any combination of milk, cream or half-and-half
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp or more of black pepper


  • 1 tsp or more of minced garlic flakes (don’t use garlic powder or garlic salt)
  • Touch of hot sauce for a little zing – but not chipotle hot sauce 

Blend the eggs, add the dairy, salt, pepper, garlic and hot sauce. Let sit until you are ready to pour into the pie plate. 

Possible fillings: 

slice of quiche

NOTE: always sauté onions and garlic, with salt and pepper, then sauté any of the following veggie combinations OR make up your own: 

  1. Broccoli, mushroom – with sharp cheddar and grated Romano cheese 
  2. Spinach, mushrooms – with feta cheese
  3. Red pepper, kale, mushrooms – with goat cheese
  4. Make up your own combination 

Putting your quiche together: 

  1. Make your favorite pie crust or use a store bought one, put it in a pie plate
  2. Prepare the egg custard and let sit until you are ready to pour into the pie plate 
  3. Sauté the filling combination. Place the filling at the bottom of the crust 
  4. Grate or break your chosen cheese into small pieces, mix into the custard 
  5. Pour the custard into the pie plate on top of your filling 
  6. Gently mix the filling and custard with a wooden spoon so not to break the crust 
  7. Bake at 350 degrees F until firm (about 40-50 min). 


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