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Chive, Leek + Cheese Quiche {#SundaySupper}

Brunch is my favorite meal to serve when hosting a Spring Gathering and it must feature a menu highlighting the best herbs of my Spring garden. Flowering chives and spring leeks are the perfect combination for a Chive, Leek and Cheese Quiche.  

Chive Leek and Cheese Quiche for Spring Brunch or Entertaining on AnAppealingPLan.com by @KraylFunch

Sure I liked chives, who doesn’t. They added color and flavor to baked potatoes right?

But then it happened…. I fell in love with chives.

At the time, I was working with a caterer in Bucks County, PA and had to stop at one of our local suppliers for micro greens – Blue Moon Acres in Buckingham, PA – on the way to the office. I had passed the farm a zillion times before but never a reason to head to the back to the wholesale area. As I walked back towards the far greenhouse to pick up my crate of micro greens there it was … a garden of chives, really a ring of chives surrounding a smaller garden, all framed by a pea gravel walk way. It was April or May and the chives where in full bloom. There purple globes opening up to the sun. Love at first sight! My inner gardener, inner cook and inner designer all came together there in that very moment. I wanted to stay in that circle forever. I have been in love with Chives ever since.

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Once you are in love with an herb you find every way possible to blend it into your recipes. Luckily chives are perfect compliment to most savory dishes and work well in salads and as a garnish on platters if you have extra.

Don’t even get me started on the edible chive flowers. Those little beauties are like purple gold! If you see them, buy them and add them to a spring salad. Your guests will never stop talking about it!

Chive Leek and Cheese Quiche for Spring Brunch or Entertaining on AnAppealingPLan.com by @KraylFunch 25 1000x

Chive Leek and Cheese Quiche for Spring Brunch or Entertaining on AnAppealingPLan.com by @KraylFunch 46 1000x

Chive, Leek and Cheese Quiche is a fantastic combination of subtle spring flavors perfect for breakfast, brunch or as far as I am concerned really any meal you wish. Share the flavors with friends when they stop over and be sure to accent your table with fun colors of spring like peach, white and turquoise. And yes, BTW I am a silverware convert – Rose Gold flatware will be making many appearances on my table this Spring.

Chive Leek and Cheese Quiche for Spring Brunch or Entertaining on AnAppealingPLan.com by @KraylFunch 44 1000x

Chive, Leek And Cheese Quiche
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Ingredients
  1. 1 {9-inch} pie crust
  2. 2 tablespoons butter
  3. 2 leeks, trimmed of deep green leaves, and sliced
  4. 3 eggs
  5. 1/2 cup lowfat (2%) milk
  6. 1 cup heavy cream
  7. 3 tablespoons chopped fresh chives, plus extra
  8. 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  9. 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  10. 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  11. 1 cup grated Swiss cheese
  12. 1 cup grated Gruyere cheese
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  2. Line pie plate with crust. Prick crust all over with a fork before baking. Transfer to a baking sheet and bake until just golden, about 15 minutes. Set crust aside.
  3. Reduce the oven temperature to 375°F.
  4. In a large sauce pan melt butter and saute leeks until soft. Set aside to cool.
  5. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, cream, milk, chives, salt, pepper and nutmeg.
  6. Spread leeks in bottom of crust and cover with cheese. Pour egg mixture over the top and bake until puffed in the center and lightly browned, 40 to 50 minutes.
  7. Set aside to let cool until warm or serve at room temperature.
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Melting snow, blooming flowers and trees, and greening grass means spring is here and everything is coming to life! There is nothing so wonderful as grilling on the deck, enjoying a drink on the patio, and soaking in all the new life that is surrounding you! Let’s bring some of that life to the Sunday Supper table this week and share recipes to welcome spring in 2016!

Thank you Renee from Renee’s Kitchen Adventures for hosting this week’s Sunday Supper event features all the best Spring has to offer!

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Dessert:

Plus Spring Vegetable Minestrone and more Spring Recipes from Sunday Supper Movement

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10 Responses to Chive, Leek + Cheese Quiche {#SundaySupper}

  1. Christie April 19, 2016 at 7:23 PM #

    I love a good quiche! It’s perfect for almost any meal.
    Christie recently posted…Barbecue Chicken French Bread Pizza #MadeWithTheMasters #HeinzBBQMy Profile

  2. Cindys Recipes and Writings April 18, 2016 at 6:02 AM #

    I love a good herb combo for quiche. Yours looks delicious!

  3. Amy Barrett April 17, 2016 at 8:06 PM #

    I love quiche and your sounds amazing

  4. susan / the wimpy vegetarian April 17, 2016 at 5:33 PM #

    What a wonderful vegetarian meal! And yes, I love chives and the flowers lots and lots!!!
    susan / the wimpy vegetarian recently posted…Cheese Tortellini with Herbed Ricotta and Fava Beans | #SundaySupperMy Profile

  5. Tammi @ Momma's Meals April 17, 2016 at 3:35 PM #

    This has spring all over it! Love the combo in this one!

  6. Eileen April 17, 2016 at 1:48 PM #

    Look delicious. The perfect springtime brunch dish.
    Eileen recently posted…Asparagus & Goat Cheese Tart #SundaySupperMy Profile

  7. Meaghan April 17, 2016 at 1:09 PM #

    Love this recipe! My chives are also blooming and I’ve been loving the fresh pop of flavor from the first greens in my garden.

  8. Constance Smith | Cosmopolitan Cornbread April 17, 2016 at 10:21 AM #

    Oh my! I love everything about this recipe!

  9. Kimberlie Robert April 17, 2016 at 9:16 AM #

    Chives are a perfect springtime ingredient. I love them too. My garden is filled with them. Your quiche looks delicious. Nice post.

  10. Renee April 17, 2016 at 8:38 AM #

    Brunch is one of my favorite meals too and my chives are bursting right now! I’m going to find time to make this dish!
    Renee recently posted…Chicken Sausage, Apple and Cheddar Breakfast Bake #SundaySupperMy Profile

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