So I started with something easy; a quiche. Can we just pause and acknowledge the fact that quiches are totally under-rated? Because they are. They are so easy to make, you really don't even need a recipe. You can eat them hot, cold, or room temperature. They're awesome.
This quiche is more of a savory cheesecake. There are only 2 eggs in the entire thing, so it's not very eggy at all. It's creamy, light, perfect for a summer dinner!
Julia Child's Quiche au Camembert
- 1/2 cup of diced Camembert cheese (don't peel of the papery outside!)
- 1 brick of low fat cream cheese (trust me, you want the low fat with all the other stuff going in this thing)
- 2 tbsp softened butter
- 3 tbsp whipping cream/any cream really
- 2 eggs
- salt and pepper
- 1/2 tbsp cayenne
- 3-4 tbsp of chopped green onion tops
- partially de-thawed pie shell (not the deep dish kind)
1) Preheat over to 375. Mix together cheeses, cream and butter with a mixer or fork until smooth. Add eggs, salt & pepper, cayenne and green onion and combine.
2) Pour into pie shell and bake for about 30 minutes until it's puffy and browned. Don't worry it it get really poofy, it'll fall back down once it cools.
We ate this with a salad, some crusty bread, and pink wine. Delicious!