make this holiday breakfast treat
This beautiful quiche recipe comes from our favorite chef Daneen Green, and can be modified to be lighter or healthier, and dairy-free if you'd like! Although, we really loved making it as instructed, with gooey goat cheese and creamy...you guessed it, cream cheese. Because the holidays invite a little extra indulgence, right?
Surprise your family with this at your next holiday brunch or make it at home for you and yours. That's what we did!
Chestnut, Sage, Goat Cheese & Arugula Quiche
For crust: 1 cup almond flour 2 Tbsp butter*, melted and cooled
1 egg**, beaten ½ tsp salt For filling: 1 Tbsp butter* 1 shallot, finely diced ¼ cup roasted & peeled chestnuts****, chopped
½ cup arugula, chopped
2 sage leaves, chopped ¼ cup crumbled goat cheese*** For egg mixture: 3 eggs**, beaten ¼ cup milk of choice 2 Tbsp cream cheese*** Pinch nutmeg
½ tsp salt
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Spray an 8-inch tart pan with cooking spray.
Mix all ingredients for the crust together in a bowl until combined. Turn out into tart pan. Press the dough evenly into and up the sides of the pan with your hands. Refrigerate while making the filling, about 10 minutes. For the filling, melt the butter in a sauté pan. Add shallot and chestnuts, cooking until shallots are translucent. Add chopped arugula and sage, and cook until arugula is wilted. Set aside. Remove the crust from the refrigerator, poke a few holes in the bottom with a fork, and bake at 425 degrees for 10 minutes. Remove and let cool while making the egg mixture. Turn the oven down to 350 degrees. For the egg mixture, whisk all of the ingredients together until smooth. Spoon the filling into the prepared crust, and sprinkle goat cheese evenly on top. Pour the egg mixture on top of the filling, then bake the quiche for 30 minutes, or until the middle is set.
Let cool slightly before removing from pan so the crust doesn’t stick. Notes *Sub plant-based butter or oil **Sub plant-based cheese ***Sub Just Egg (will not work with flax egg or egg replacer powder) ****You can buy pre-prepared chestnuts in the produce section of most grocery stores.