Recipe: Roasted Tomato and Goat Cheese Quiche
Serves 6 to 8
Roll out pie crust and fit into a 10 x 1-inch quiche pan. Trim away overhang and reserve for patching any cracks during baking. Freeze crust for at least 30 minutes and up to 3 months ahead. (Wrap securely with plastic if freezing for longer than a few hours.)
Preheat oven to 350°F. In a bowl, toss the tomatoes with the olive oil and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Spread onto a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for 10-15 minutes, until the tomatoes are puffy and lightly browned. (Can be made up to 3 days ahead. Store in a covered container in the refrigerator.)
Raise oven heat to 425°F. Remove crust from freezer and line with parchment paper. Fill with pie weights, beans or rice, pushing weights snugly against the sides of the pan. Bake for 20 minutes and remove parchment and weights. If the crust has puffed up in spots, lightly press down with the back of a spoon. Bake for another 10-15 minutes, until the bottom crust is light golden brown. Lower oven heat to 375°F.
Meanwhile, in a large bowl whisk together the eggs, milk, cream and 3/4 teaspoon salt until frothy. Mix in the basil and half the Parmesan cheese. Scatter half the tomatoes and half the goat cheese, crumbled, over the bottom of the quiche pan. Pour in the egg custard. (You may have a little custard left over, depending on how much the sides of your dough slumped during baking.) Scatter the remaining tomatoes and crumble the remaining goat cheese around the custard. Scatter the remaining Parmesan cheese evenly over the top.
Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until the center is set, but still a little jiggly. If the crust starts to brown too much during baking, wrap foil around the edges of the pan to protect it. Let quiche cool for at least 15 minutes before serving.
If quiche cools too much before your guests arrive, reheat in a 300°F oven until warm to the touch.
Adapted from Apples & Onions.