Monday, October 11, 2010

Recipe: Pumpkin and Bacon Quiche

Quiche à la courge et aux lardons
(Thanks Audrey for the translation!)
Quiche with pumpkin and bacon

26 oz (750 grams) of pumpkin puree

9 oz (250 grams) of diced bacon
4 eggs
3/4 cup (150 ml) milk
7 tblspoons (100 grams) of melted butter

  • Boil or steam the pumpkin, drain and mash. 
  • Mix melted butter with the eggs until well mixed. 
  • Stir in pumpkin puree and milk.
  • Lightly fry the bacon, dice, and add to pumpkin mix. 
  • Salt and pepper to taste.
  • Spread over uncooked pie crust and bake about 45 minutes at 200 degrees Celsius (~392 degrees Fahrenheit)
Type of pumpkin to use: butternut, potimarron, buttercup, Sweet Mama

Feel free to use a premade pie crust or the recipe below:

Basic Pie Crust:
7 tblspoons (100 g) unsalted butter
200 gr flour
2 eggs 
1 pinch of salt 
A bit of water

  • Pour flour and salt on the table and make a well in the center
  • Cut the butter into pieces. Add to flour and mix well.
  • Break eggs in the middle of the dough and mix until soft. Add a bit of flour or water if needed.
  • Break the dough with your hands and knead until it does not stick to your fingers.
  • Let rest for 2 hours before using. Can be stored in the fridge or freezer for later use.
This is light and delicious and perfect for any meal. Enjoy!


  1. not gonna lie: sounds a little gross. i love pumpkin things and egg things, but don't see a positive combo ;)

  2. Ariana it's sooo yummy! The saltiness of the bacon goes well with the pumpkin. Normally I like pumpkin sweet, like in pie and lattes and bread but it was amazing. It's the first time I've ever eaten pumpkin in a savory dish.

  3. I wonder what it would be like without the bacon? I love pumpkiny things but I can't imagine how this tastes. I guess there's only one way to find out!

  4. Amy - it's pretty bland without bacon. The bacon adds salt and crunch to what would otherwise taste like eggs and pumpkin. It definitely sounded weird to me too but it was so good. I prefer pumpkin in sweet things but this is a really yummy way to try it differently.


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