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Cheddar Applewood Bacon Leek Quiche

Course Breakfast
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 8 slices


  • 1 Deep Dish Pie Shell
  • 8 eggs
  • 1 lb Applewood Smoked Bacon
  • 1 cup Sharp Cheddar Cheese shredded
  • 1 Tbls Nutmeg fresh grated
  • 1 tsp Applewood Smoked Salt
  • 2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 cup Half & Half
  • 1 Tbls Dijon Mustard
  • 2 Leeks large and cleaned
  • 1/2 cup Gruyere Cheese shredded


  • Pre heat oven to 400 degrees
  • Pre cook bacon in skillet , remover and allow to cool on paper towel to drain away grease. 
  • Chop leek (white and green parts) into small mixed pieces and sauté in the warm bacon grease for 6-7 mins. Remove for heat an allow to cool. 
  • In a mixing bowl add eggs with salt, pepper, nutmeg, dijon mustard and Half & Half. Whisk gently for 1-2 minutes, until the mixture is a solid light yellow color. 
  • Crumble bacon into chunks in pie shell and toss with Gruyere cheese only and leeks. 
  • Pour egg mixture of the the top. 
  • Bake for 35 minutes at 400 degrees. Remove from oven and add the Cheddar Cheese to the top for the last 10 minutes of cooking, to avoid burning. 
  • Allow to cool for 10 -15 minutes prior to cutting.