Friday, November 14, 2014

More Bell Pepper Bliss in French White - Quiche de Poivron (With the Help of a P-16-B)

Corning Ware's original Pyroceram French White dishes (1978) are a boon to the baker, but as wonderful as they are to bake in, sometimes it needs a little help from some Classic Cornflower pieces.

Thus it is with this quiche.. True, you could just as easily roast the Bell Peppers in a French White F-6-B or an F-4-B, but I was trying to use as few dishes as possible.  Since the leek needs to be sauteed on the stove, I simply used my Cornflower P-16-B for both roasting the Bell Peppers under the broiler and sauteing the Leek on the stove top.  Multipurpose cookery is what Classic Corning Ware does best.

Roasted Bell Pepper Quiche
(Quiche de Poivron)

3 Bell Peppers, in multiple colors
1 Leek, sliced
2 TB Olive Oil
6 large Eggs
12 oz Creme Fraiche
Salt & Pepper
4 oz Havarti Cheese, grated
Corning Ware 11 inch Skillet (P-16-B) with lid (P-12-C)

You will also need:

1 par-baked Pate Brisee pastry crust in a 10 inch F-3-B French White Quiche dish

I am not going to cover "Pate Brisee" crust for this quiche as I have already covered my favorite tart/quiche dough a couple of times already in Quiche Lorraine and Bacon and Clam Quiche.  Feel free to use any family recipe you have that will fit the bottom of a 10 inch pie plate or quiche/tart dish.  Leave out the sugar, if your recipe contains it, and use at least 3/4 tsp salt for a savory crust.

Place the Bell Peppers (stems intact) into a P-16-B Skillet.

Place 6 inches beneath the broiler of your oven, turning every 10 minutes until the skins are blackened and blistered.

Remove the P-16-B from the oven and cover the peppers with a P-12-C lid to allow the residual heat to "steam" the skins for easier removal.

Turn off the broiler and set the oven to 325F degrees.
Peel the softened skins from the peppers, then remove the stems and the seeds.

Julienne the Peppers.

Wash the P-16-B, then place over medium flame, adding 2 TB Olive oil.
When the oil is hot, add the sliced Leek and saute for a couple minutes, just until they soften.

Remove the P-16-B from the flame and allow to cool.

Crack open the eggs and place them in a medium sized bowl

Whisk to break them up before adding the Creme Fraiche, then whisk again until well combined.

Season with Salt, Pepper and a dash of Nutmeg, then stir in 2 oz of shredded Havarti cheese.

Place sauteed Leek and julienne Bell Peppers in the bottom of the par-baked quiche crust.

Pour the Egg/Creme Fraiche/Cheese mixture over the Belle Peppers and Leeks.

Sprinkle with the remaining Havarti cheese.

Place the quiche in the oven and bake until it begins to puff slightly...  approximately 35-40 minutes. (the center should still be slightly jiggly)
Remove from the oven and allow to rest and set for 10-15 minutes before attempting to cut.

Serve while still warm, or completely cooled to room temperature.

Where is your CorningWare??


  1. This quiche looks so tempting and mouth watering and the best part is that the recipe sounds really easy and quick to make. I am trying it tonight only.

  2. Maybe I'm seeing Corningware where there is no Corningware there, but I could swear that this F3 quiche dish appears in Sleepless in Seattle...scene where Hanks is having dinner with other couple, fairly early in movie.


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