Leek & Gruyere Quiche with Bacon Breadcrumbs

Leek & Gruyere Quiche with Bacon Breadcrumbs

Quiches are funny things. They look all innocent and dainty with their crimped crusts sitting on pretty plates. Delicate slivers are featured at fancy bistros and meant to be “light” lunches, but there is nothing light about quiche. They are decadent little things. Full of butter and eggs and cheese. And that is why they’re so absolutely delicious. How can they not be? But they are dangerous. You have to serve yourself and walk away before you devour half a quiche without realizing it.

Leek & Gruyere Quiche with Bacon Breadcrumbs

This is why they’re best made for company. Brunches and buffet tables are the perfect ways to enjoy quiche. You can have your cake without eating the whole thing. This particular recipe is pretty standard, but I added some bacon breadcrumbs to give it a more interesting crunchy topping. I really liked how it contrasted with the custard-like interior and kept it from being too mushy.

An excellent dish to feed a hungry holiday crowd.

20 Comments

  1. Oh yum. Just reading about the combination of leeks and gruyere makes me weak in the knees!

  2. Talk about gilding the lily, breadcrumbs toasted in bacon drippings then sprinkled on top of a cheese and cream bomb. Brilliant and delicious! – S

  3. Delicious! Adding this one to my list. I love gruyere, and I love leeks, but never put the two together.

    I bake quiche every few weeks because I have chickens and now and then the egg production gets ahead of my plans. I always bake two at a time, because I buy the frozen crusts and I have no freezer – but immediately give one to a friend (with no chickens – heh). Then I eat quiche for breakfast, lunch and dinner til it’s gone – yum!

  4. Amazing! I love a good quiche but am in complete agreement about the funniness of them being “light fare”. Umm, there’s about a pound of cheese and butter in most. So good though and like you say, perfect for brunch!

    Your photos are so gorgeous by the way!

  5. I am all about quiches and tarts.
    I love your version of a quiche Lorraine w/ leeks!
    I will try this with the bacon crumbs for my next quiche fix.
    I agree, you think you can just have one slice then……….

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  8. I bookmarked one of your recipes about a century ago and am just re-discovering your blog. I totally have a crush on it.

    And I’ll be making this for Sunday brunch, Thanksgiving calories be damned!

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  10. Bacon and cheese are two of the best things in life–add garlic, and you have a trifecta of perfection! I just found your blog, and love it! Everything looks so good, I’m itching to get in the kitchen.

  11. Leek, gruyere and bacon three of my favorite ingredients. Together they must be heavenly!

  12. Hello! Where are you?
    I miss your fabulous recipes.
    Hope you are well and keeping warm in sunny Florida.

  13. This looks absolutely amazing…yum! Just might have to make this for Boxing Day morning…

  14. Just thought you should know that I made this last night. :-) It was FANTASTIC and shall be made again.

    Thank you!

    Pearl

  15. Man. That’s one of the most delicious and perfect looking quiches I’ve seen.

    Awesome for a cold winter brunch.

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