recipe: apple puffed pancake dish

Have you every tried the Whole Foods buffet’s Creme Brulee French Toast?  

Well, that is what this dish tastes like, with a cinnamon-apple twist.

This is my favorite breakfast. 

It is easy and so, so good.

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 425 degrees, put your 9×12 dish in (or two smaller pans) with one stick of butter to melt.

After the butter melts, add 2-4 thinly sliced apples.

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Mix in a bowl:

      • 1 1/2 cups milk
      • 6 eggs
      • 1 tsp vanilla
      • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
      • 1/2 tsp salt
      • 1 cup flour (we use a gluten free mix version)
      • 3 tablespoons sugar

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Pour the contents of bowl on top of the apples and butter and bake for 18-22 minutes.

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Enjoy hot out of the oven with syrup or (more!) butter!

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This is the best quiche of your life.

I love quiche.  I am a “I like eggs with a lot of extras” type of girl.  I don’t like over easy or even plain scrambled.  But I love eggs if there is a lot of cheese and a nice vegetable involved.  I make frittatas and quiches quite a bit, thanks to my “I’ll have 3 to 4 eggs a day, every day” husband.  And thankfully, and healthfully, my son loves eggs too.

But my life changed the day I had my friend’s mother-in-law’s quiche.  I went over for a nice sit-down brunch and took a bite and I will never be the same.  This quiche is that good.  I told her so too, and I tend to be a bit dramatic, so maybe she didn’t believe me when I said that this was the best thing I’d ever tasted.  But I was serious.

And sweet Edie gave me her grandmother’s recipe.  And I am here to share it with you.  Go to the store now and buy these ingredients and make this quiche!

**Hint: Cottage cheese is the secret.

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Ingredients:

  • 6 eggs
  • 1 tub of 16 oz cottage cheese (or 24 oz if you want it a bit goo-ey-er)
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 1/2 to whole bag of shredded cheddar cheese (or try others)
  • other ingredients of your choice: broccoli, spinach, peppers, meat

Directions:

  1. Turn oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cook broccoli slightly. (Or use other toppings: the above picture is of a non-cooked cut red pepper and ham)
  3. Combine all the remaining ingredients in a big bowl.
  4. Put in a pie crust
  5. Cook for 60 minutes. (Check with a fork for more or less time.)
  6. Try not to eat it all by yourself.

Here is the sweet recipe she copied for me.

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I am not including a recipe for a delicious crust, but here is the Perfect Crust by The New York Times.  Of course lots of butter (or lard! or palm oil, which I am trying next) should be involved.  I have to confess that, having a gluten-free son, I bought the store-made crust for the above recipe.  I am guilty of the convenience!  However, having flour run wild in my kitchen to make a pie crust is not a great situation for my boy (he will break out in hives upon contact with flour).  But!  That is no excuse.  Hydrogenated, partially-hydrogenated, any soybean or canola or sunflower, etc, etc oils will kill you. No joke.  Don’t do it.

Happy Eating,

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