Croissant Crust Quiche is an easy twist on a classic comfort.

While you could use the croissant crust on any quiche recipe, this one is a hearty version that pairs well with wine for a satisfying brunch or dinner! We start with day-old pastries. Note: this recipe makes 2 large quiches.
See our DIY Wine & Dine Menu: Anytime Brunch for additional meal ideas.
Suggested wine pairings follow the recipe.

Cook Time:35 min
Prep Time:30 min
Total Time:65 min
Category:Entree
Cuisine:French
Yield:16
Method:Stovetop and Oven
Preparation
1. If using bacon, begin with browning it in a large skillet (12 to 14 inches) over medium heat, then remove bacon from pan to drain on paper towels. If using ham, begin with the next step: sauté leeks, mushrooms and garlic until softened. Remove from pan and drain on paper towels, then transfer to large mixing bowl. To the veggies, add bacon or ham and spinach, toss to combine. Add Gruyere cheese, toss again. Sprinkle with 1/2 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp white pepper, or to taste.

2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Preheat 8-inch cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. (You will use this to toast the croissants before adding filling.) Split croissants in half and line 2 large deep-dish pie pans or 10-inch oven-safe skillets with halves, crust side down. When cast iron skillet is hot, place on top of croissants lining pie pan and let sit 2 - 3 minutes to toast. Repeat as necessary for second pan. Spoon bacon/veggie/cheese mixture evenly over toasted croissants.

3. In a blender, combine eggs, cream and milk and blend on low speed 20 seconds. Add biscuit & pancake mix and nutmeg, blend again 10 to 15 seconds. (Using a blender for the large quantity of eggs and dairy makes quick work of the whipping process. However, if your blender capacity is less than 7 cups, then process in two equal batches.) Carefully pour mixture over crust and filling.

4. Bake on middle rack in oven for 30 to 35 minutes. You will need to cover quiche with foil about halfway through cooking or when outer crust begins to brown. (Be careful when working with foil. It can cause those annoying paper-like cuts.) Instead of tearing strips of foil, use this seamstress trick to quickly mark the center: fold foil in half and make a cut at the center, then unfold, fold in half again in alternate direction, cut perpendicular across previous cut, unfold and peel back from the "X". This will cover the edge, but allow center to continue to brown. Quiche is done when center is firm to the touch.
Ingredients
* 12 oz Bacon or Smoked Ham, diced
* 2 Leeks, whites and soft greens, sliced
* 8 oz. Mushrooms, sliced and halved
* 3 - 4 cloves Garlic, chopped and crushed
* 10 oz box frozen Spinach, thawed and drained well
* 8 oz Gruyere Cheese, grated
* 12 eggs, room temperature
* 2 cups Heavy (Whipping) Cream, room temperature
* 2 cups Milk, room temperature
* 1/2 cup Biscuit & Pancake Mix
* Pinch of Nutmeg
* Pinch of Salt and Ground White Pepper
* 6- 8 sandwich-size Croissants

Suggested Wines:

SPARKLING & VIVACIOUS CRISP ROSÉS and WHITES

As vivacious as Doris Day, these wines may be sparkling, white or rosé, but are always on the lighter and brighter end of the spectrum and never feature oaky flavors. These tangy wines of refreshment make ideal aperitifs and are remarkably versatile food partners.

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VOLUPTUOUS RICH WHITES

As voluptuous as Marilyn Monroe, these heavier whites are richer in texture, thanks to riper fruit and most also feature the added flavor complexity of new oak. Almost all of these opulent wines are quite dry and fermented in oak barrels, but a handful are lusciously- sweet late-harvested dessert wines.

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ELEGANT LIGHT-BODY REDS

As elegant as Audrey Hepburn, these are mid-weight reds made in the traditional dry, earthy style of the French classics like red Burgundy. Most are Pinot Noirs, but all share the lean, tart and dry European-inspired flavor profile that prioritizes food-friendliness.

Shop Boisset Collection Elegant Red Wines