Eggs Benedict Quiche (and Recipe Video!)
Eggs Benedict Quiche! This super easy to make quiche comes out with perfectly flakey crust, creamy egg and bites of canadian bacon. Not to mention it’s smothered in an easy to make blender hollandaise sauce. Perfect for brunch!
Eggs Benedict Quiche:
What is a quiche? It’s basically a custard made of eggs and cream baked inside a pie crust.
This quiche is loaded up with Canadian bacon, creamy custard egg filling, and is topped with an easy to make homemade hollandaise sauce. The perfect brunch recipe. Easy to make. And tastes like an Eggs Benedict!
I happen to love brunch. The hubs and I used to go out for brunch at this wonderful little restaurant in Dallas, that would serve endless mimosas, fabulous Fettucini Alfredo, and the BEST eggs benedict I have ever had the pleasure of enjoying. The entire experience was always so fun. The place was always crowded, people walking the trail nearby stopping with their dogs, people hanging outside waiting for hours to get their tables while still being able to enjoy the endless mimosas.
The wonderful feeling of having nowhere else to be, nothing else to do, other than to hang out and wait for a table in the little restaurant. Not to mention the delight of the bubbly mimosas.
This recipe is an attempt to recreate that magic at home.
Tips and Tricks to make the BEST Quiche:
I do have to take a moment to tell you the most important tips about this quiche. The ratio of the cream and milk to the eggs is definitely IMPORTANT. Pay attention!
I learned this from Julia Child, and let’s just say, this lady knew a thing or two in the kitchen. You want your egg and cream combined to equal 1/2 a cup per egg. Which is why if you watch the video you see me making the egg mixture in the measuring cup. That’s so when I add my 5 eggs I know that the total mixture needs to be 2 and 1/2 cup.
The best way to mix the eggs for a quiche is to use a hand mixer. This ensures that the eggs are mixed completely and ensures a smooth and creamy custard.
Is it necessary to blind bake the pie crust?
YES! It keeps the crust flakey and not soggy. It’s best not to poke holes in the pie crust when making quiche because the holes can remain and will allow the egg mixture to leak out of the crust while baking and will make the pie crust stick to the dish.
I use pinto beans inside the pie crust to blind bake, or you can use pie weights. I have more information on this in my detailed HOW TO MAKE QUICHE post.
Plus check out my HOW TO MAKE QUICHE post for tons of other tips and tricks when it comes to quiche.
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Eggs Benedict Quiche
Blender Hollandaise Sauce
- ½ cup unsalted butter
- 3 large egg yolks
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- ¼ tsp salt
- ⅛ tsp cayenne pepper
- Preheat oven to 350℉ degrees. Roll pie crust out and fit into 9 inch pie dish. Trim any excess crust and flute the edges.
- Line the inside of the pie crust with parchment paper and fill with pie weights or beans (I use pinto beans) make sure that they are up against the sides of the pie crust. Bake the crust for about 20 minutes. Remove the weights and then bake for another 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool. The crust will be golden.
- Prepare the egg mixture by adding the eggs to a large measuring cup. Add the heavy cream, then add the milk, the total measurement of the eggs, cream and milk should come to 2 and 1/2 cups. Add the salt and pepper.
- Mix with a hand mixer to ensure the egg and cream mixture is light and frothy.
- Spread the diced canadian bacon on the bottom of the pie crust. Pour the egg mixture on top. Bake at 350℉ degrees for about 45-50 minutes. The quiche will be slightly wobbly in just the center.
- Allow to cool for about 20 minutes to room temperature. Quiche can be served warm, cold, or room temperature.
- Add the butter to a small saucepan and heat over low to medium heat.
- While the butter is melting add the egg yolks, lemon juice, salt and cayenne to blender (I found using the smaller jar for my blender worked better since the blades are able to get the small amounts easier).
- Once the butter is just melted and starting to foam up remove from heat.
- Blend the egg mixture in the blender for about 10-15 seconds then start to drizzle the hot butter into the blender while blending. Be careful!
- Once the hot butter is all added to the blender continues to blend for an additional 10-15 seconds. You will have a thick sauce. If too thick you can thin out with a small amount of water. You can also adjust seasonings if you prefer more salt or pepper.
- Use hollandaise sauce immediately. Serve spooned over slices of the quiche. Garnish with parsley if desired.