2012/02/02

Hoping for a Happy Ending (FFwD: Apple Gorgonzola Quiche)

What to say. What to say.

Keeping in mind that I am the person who considers five minutes early to be late, the fact that I left this until Tuesday night to make didn't bode well. 



Crust. Easy. Peasy.



Pie chains. Such a simple concept, but oh so effective.


All filled and ready for the eggs and cream...


Oops. The crust was compromised and filling went over the edge. That's gonna make a mess...


For better or worse, the quiche made it out of the oven and onto the cooling rack. Fortunately, the spillage wasn't as bad as I had initially thought and it didn't impact things too much.

I would love to tell you how wonderful this is, but I haven't tried any yet. My sense of taste and smell still haven't recovered from whatever it is that my body has been fighting. Saltiness is about the only flavor I can pick up on these days; so unless it's a Saltine or a pretzel, I am pretty much not interested. The Runner Girl has been nibbling at it over the past couple of days, so I shall take that as an endorsement. 

The tart dough was a dream to work with. It came together quickly and rolled out beautifully. The only issue was my leaving a divot in the side... Totally not the dough's fault.

You can find a couple of bloggers posted versions of the recipe here and here.

To see many other renditions of this quiche, check out French Fridays with Dorie.

35 comments:

  1. I'm sad that you haven't been able to taste this one, b/c it's a little slice of awesome. Or, in our case, a whole quiche-worth of awesome. The two of us ate most of it in one sitting, then moved on to dessert. It's kind of embarrassing. lol I hope you feel better!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Hope you are feeling better soon! I think this was really delicious and like Ei, we consumed ours in two days - dinner one day, lunch the next. Didn't you love the tart dough? It really was dreamy to work with. I'm envious of your pie chains, so much prettier than my baked garbanzo beans!

    ReplyDelete
  3. I can vouch for this! I can't believe you made it when you were still not 100%. Good for you - dedicated!!! Feel better. Hugs xo

    ReplyDelete
  4. That doesn't sound like fun. I hear ya though, I came down with a fierce cold after Christmas and couldn't shake the darn thing for a full two weeks. I was not at all amused!

    Hope that you feel better in time to get a bite of the quiche because it really was quite tasty.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Aw, I hope you feel better soon. Not being able to taste is the WORST. You are so dedicated that you made it anyway

    ReplyDelete
  6. I'm sorry you didn't feel like tasting it, but when you are sick the taste buds are just so off. We loved this one. I agree with you on the tart dough - it is a dream. Hope you get to feeling better soon.

    ReplyDelete
  7. I hope you're feeling better! Since I made six mini-quiche, I had a few where the filling spilled over the crust. Oh, well!

    ReplyDelete
  8. I hope you recover soon. Had something like that early in January. The flavors are great - remake if you don't get any!

    ReplyDelete
  9. I hope you're feeling better. Hats off to cooking when you're not feeling well! (P.S.: Dorie's crust behaved really, really well - I didn't even need to line it with anything but foil.)

    ReplyDelete
  10. Cher, Hoping you feel better soon! I was with my grandsons this past week and I now feel I am coming down with something! I'd like to tell you how good this was but, I haven't tasted mine yet. I am saving it for tonight when I host my bunco group! Happy Friday!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Sorry you aren't feeling well, it's that time of year when all the bugs are circulating. You'll have to make this quiche when you can taste it and enjoy, it's really good!

    ReplyDelete
  12. They look yummy

    Aarthi
    http://www.yummytummyaarthi.com/

    ReplyDelete
  13. I had the flu over Christmas and a head cold last week. I feel your pain! We loved this at our house and hope you get at least a bite of yours. Take care of yourself and be well soon.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Sorry you are not feeling well. I'm impressed that you baked this quiche while not 100%. I do recommend that you make it again when you have your taste buds back in order...this is a good recipe that I'm sure you'd enjoy if you could. Hope YOU are staying warm!

    ReplyDelete
  15. Cher...your apple quiche looks delicious...mmmm I gave this a miss coz I was busy with our chinese new year family get together. Hope to be able to bake this soon :)

    ReplyDelete
  16. Hope you feel better in time to taste it! Yours looks beautiful, despite the minor spillage.

    ReplyDelete
  17. Hope you get to try it soon! I've never tried pie chains before. Very interesting! :)

    ReplyDelete
  18. I hope you feel better soon and that you get to try this quiche when you do - it's really great! I have never seen pie chains before, what a brilliant idea.

    ReplyDelete
  19. I love the idea of the pie chain. I have never seen that before. Hope you are
    feeling better and can make another quiche soon so you can enjoy it. This
    was a real winner for both Tricia and myself, just loved it.

    ReplyDelete
  20. Hope you get feeling better! No fun when you don't even feel like sampling something you made. But at least your girl is getting to enjoy!!! It looks delish!

    ReplyDelete
  21. Tuesday! I tell myself each week... you don't have to make this on Friday, but most of the time, I'm cranking it out on Friday! My family expects French Friday on Friday ;o) Nice crust and very easy. Hope you're feeling better soon!

    ReplyDelete
  22. Oh no - hope you get well soon. Your quiche looks great!

    ReplyDelete
  23. Hope you and your taste buds are back to normal soon! Your quiche looks darn tasty, Cher!

    ReplyDelete
  24. You are such an early bird. Tuesday? Anyway, you're quite the dedicated Dorista to make this and not even be up for sampling. Glad to hear Runner Girl gave it an endorsement. I was surprised how much I liked it. Feel better!

    ReplyDelete
  25. I'm sorry you're not feeling well enough to eat it, but I hope you enjoyed making it. It does look lovely. Get better soon.

    ReplyDelete
  26. I hope you get better soon!
    I am laughing, I consider 5 mins late as making good time!
    Your quiche looks great and I'm sure it tasted pretty good if the kids come back for more!

    ReplyDelete
  27. I read from David Lebovitz's tart recipe (which I favored over Dorie's this time around) that you should save a little bit of dough ("raspberry sized") for patching up any cracks after the dough bakes. During the filled quiche's baking time it will solidify into the crust. I hope you are feeling much better soon. Last week was my turn for impaired tastebuds.

    ReplyDelete
  28. Great job, Cher, sick or not! That's what I call commitment- especially knowing you wouldn't be savoring the flavors. Get Well Soon!

    ReplyDelete
  29. Cher, SuperBowl Sunday so hope you're on-the-mend and the quiche remained tasty until you could try it. I salute you for "cooking when your body is compromised". (I love that phrase.) I also love people who arrive, do things, and always are ON TIME. Looking forward to DorieDeux next Tuesday.

    ReplyDelete
  30. Hope you're feeling better. Your quiche looks awesome! Mine really did not puff like yours did though it was cooked all the way through. It's definitely worth a re-do once your sense of smell/taste return.

    ReplyDelete
  31. I've had tons of spill-overs! ;-) Yours certainly seemed to come through just fine :)

    ReplyDelete
  32. What a relief that the spilling didn't affect the outcome much! I too love this tart dough! I hope you're feeling much better by now and your sense of taste is back. It must be incredibly frustrating to cook and bake all these delicious dishes and not be able to enjoy them much!

    ReplyDelete
  33. When I first saw the picture of the pie chain I thought it was individual weights, and I thought you were seriously crazy for making such an intricate pattern! I'm feeling much less inadequate now that I know it's a chain! Fell better!

    ReplyDelete
  34. I'm so sorry you didn't get to try your quiche! I hate when I lose my sense of smell and taste - what's the point of eating?

    ReplyDelete
  35. I hope you feel better! I hate when I can't taste or smell anything, it drives me nuts! Your quiche looks great!

    ReplyDelete

Hi - Thanks for stopping by. I'd love to hear from you!

Due to the high number of weirdo SPAM comments I have been receiving, I have turned comment moderation back on for the time being... Comments may show a slight delay.