Smoked Gouda Swiss and Bacon Quiche


  • 1and 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 7 tbs of butter cut into small pieces
  • 3 to 5 tbs of ice water
  • 8 oz thick sliced bacon chopped
  • 4 eggs separated
  • pinch of White Pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon of kosher salt
  • 2 scallions white and green parts chopped
  • 1 small handful of Italian parsley chopped
  • Generous 1/2 cup of smoke Gouda cheese shredded
  • Generous 1/2 cup of shredded Edam cheese

  • Sift flour and salt into a large bowl. Using a pastry cutter or a fork, cut butter into flour until it resembles breadcrumbs.
  • Lightly mix in enough ice water  until dough holds together. Press into a ball, wrap in plastic and refrigerate for 30 minutes
  • Grease and flour one 10 inch or 2 , 7 inch pie tins. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • On a floured surface, roll out dough and place in pie tin without stretching.
  • Blind bake in oven for 10 minutes(place foil in pans and add dry beans or rice in order to give the crust a little head start)
  • Alternatively you may use a store brought pie shell.


  • Chop bacon slices, and fry for several minutes.place on paper towel to drain fat.
  • Beat egg yolks, cream, pepper and salt.
  •  In a large bowl Fold in cheese,bacon, scallions, and parsley  into the egg/cream mixture.
  • Beat egg whites until smooth, and fold into the egg mixture.
  • Pour mixture into pie pan and bake 30 to 40 minutes in a 400 degree oven.

Note: You may get creative with this recipe. You can use salmon, mushrooms, spinach. Use your imagination and add whatever you like.

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