A tomato quiche fairly overflowing with cheese and basil? Sounds like exactly the solution we’re seeking for our glut of late-summer tomatoes.
This roasted tomato quiche recipe is going to blow any prior assumptions or, dare we say, negative connotations you may have been harboring about quiche. As the author says, “I think folks are so scarred from cold, rubbery quiches sitting in glass cases in overpriced gourmet marketplaces that a tiny warning bell goes off in their minds if I even mention it.” Nods. We understand. But we think this late-summer recipe, loaded with fresh tomatoes, basil, and cheese and roasted until its fairly oozing awesomeness, will do great things for quiche’s name in your household. Just do yourself a favor and only make this with beauteous tomatoes straight from your garden or the farmers market. None of those insipid January hothouse tomatoes, please. And then bear in mind that this soulful and satiating quiche goes perfectly with chilled wine at supper. Or with even more wine at brunch. Originally published August 19, 2015.–Renee Schettler Rossi
- Quick Glance
- 15 M
- 2 H
- Serves 4 to 6
- About 1 pound tomatoes, sliced 1/4 inch thick (about 10 to 12 tomato slices from 2 to 3 not gigantic tomatoes)
- Extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling
- 1 tablespoon finely chopped basil leaves, or 1/8 teaspoon dried basil
- 1/8 teaspoon dried oregano (optional)
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 5 large egg yolks
- 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
- 1 9-inch store-bought or homemade pie crust
- 1 cup (4 ounces) provolone cheese, shredded
- 1 cup Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, grated
- 1. Preheat the oven to 425°F (218°C).
- 2. Spread the tomato slices in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet, being careful that the slices don’t overlap. Drizzle the slices with enough oil to generously coat them, turning to slick both sides, and then sprinkle them with the basil, oregano, salt and pepper. Roast until the tomatoes start to shrink, 15 to 20 minutes. Let cool on the baking sheet for 30 minutes.
- 3. In a medium bowl, whisk the egg yolks until light and fluffy, and then whisk in the heavy cream.
- 4. Arrange half the roasted tomato slices in a single layer in the bottom of the pie crust. Sprinkle half of each cheese over the tomatoes. Repeat the layering of tomatoes and cheese and slowly pour the egg mixture over the top, letting fill in all the nooks and crannies.
- 5. Bake the quiche until golden brown on top and set in the center, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 30 to 60 minutes, depending on the wateriness of your tomatoes and exactly how thick your pie plate. Check on the quiche after 30 minutes and then again at 45 minutes and if the crust or the filling are sufficiently browned, loosely cover the quiche with foil until it finishes baking. Let the quiche rest at room temperature for 30 minutes before slicing it into wedges. The quiche is far more fabulous when served warm as opposed to cold. Don’t even think about serving leftovers straight from the fridge.)