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Apple, Cheddar, Rosemary Quiche Recipe

5 stars - based on 2 reviews
| 2 Reviews

Surprise holiday guests with this delicious, unique quiche filling. Perfect for brunch and beyond, this tasty quiche is a cinch to prepare.

Servings: 8

Active time: 15 minutes

Total time:


  • 1 9-inch refrigerated pie shell
  • 4 Davidson's Safest Choice® pasteurized egg(s), beaten
  • 1 1/4 c half and half
  • 2 tsp chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg (optional)
  • 1 1/4 c shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 c apple, peeled and chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Place shell in pie plate. Line shell with double thickness of aluminum foil. Bake 8 minutes; remove foil. Bake about 5 minutes longer until firm and dry. Reduce heat to 325°F.
  2. Beat eggs, then stir in half and half, rosemary, salt, and nutmeg, if desired. Stir in cheese. 
  3. Sprinkle apple evenly over baked shell. Pour custard mixture over apple layer. 
  4. Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.


Select an apple that is crisp with strong flavor and is suitable for baking, such as Rome Beauty or Golden Delicious.


If desired, other favorite cheeses such as Swiss or Monterey Jack may be substituted for Cheddar.


by on 01/09/17
I have made this at least once a week for the last 3 months, the only thing I do different is adding more eggs, due to using a deep dish pie plate, so I use 9 eggs, and I did add the nutmeg, because I for one love the idea and two it's just a dash, I have a coffe shop and my customers absolutely love this quiche!!
I love making quiche that my customers are going to go well alright! And then love it!! In fact I am making it tomorrow

by Julie L. on 09/21/11
I made this for a baby shower brunch. Everyone was surprised about the apple but really liked it. I didn't add the nutmeg but I think it would be really good with it. I was just afraid that not everyone would like it.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size (1/8 of quiche)
Total Servings 8

Amount Per Serving:

Nutrition Category Amount
Calories 272
Total Fat 20g (31% DV)
Saturated Fat 9g (45% DV)
Cholesterol 140mg (47% DV)
Sodium 442mg (18% DV)
13g (4% DV)
Protein 10g

Percent Daily Values (DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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