Friday, February 3, 2012

French Fridays with Dorie Gorgonzola-Apple Quiche

Gorgonzola Apple Quiche 
Tonight I am hosting my Bunco group and decided to make the Gorgonzola Apple Quiche as part of my menu. We all love good food and this quiche sounds perfect to me. I made mine last night and will heat it for a short while before I serve it. Dorie suggests this if made ahead. I'm hoping it will still be fresh tasting. I usually make my quiches the day I serve them but, I needed photos for this post. I am also making Gerard's Mustard Tart, since I missed it last year when the group made it. That one I will make this afternoon along with a Tomato Tart.
My bunco group has been playing together for about 24 years! Some of the faces have changed through the years, but the group lives on. We always have such a great time together, catching up with each others lives and finding out what's going on in the neighborhood. We do a lot of laughing, eating and gossiping! Not necessarily in that order! And what would bunco be with out a little wine!
This tart was quite easy. I made the dough for my crusts the day before so I just needed to roll it out and pre bake it. I sautéed the onion, sprinkled it over the crust, then added the apple and gorgonzola. I then beat the cream and eggs together and poured it into the tart shell. In the oven it went and what came out was a lovely looking quiche. I didn't get to try it yet, but it smelled and looked delicious! Here's hoping!!

This recipe can be found in Dorie Greenspans cookbook "Around My French Table".  To see what other Doristas have done check it out here!

Sautéing onions
Onions,  apples and gorgonzola
Cream and eggs poured into the tart pan
Here's hoping!!

30 comments:

  1. That turned out really lovely - hope you enjoyed it!

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  2. Well I admit that I have never heard of bunco before, but your group sounds like a lot of fun. I'm up for any gathering which includes good friends, tasty food & wine.

    The mustard tart remains my all time favorite FFwD recipe so I hope that you enjoy it too. Though I did make the tomato version. And this quiche was darn tasty as well. Have fun.

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  3. There are two good ideas...Bunco and serving this quiche to your friends. I'm sure both are big hits. I will look at Nick M's recipe to compare. I like Dorie's, but I like to experiment. Your quiche looks perfect...it was perfectly put together.

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  4. I think its amazing that friends stay together for such a long time. With the way people move around today I
    think sometimes friendships get lost in the process. Sounds as though you will be having a great time
    eating and enjoying each others company. Your quiche looks wonderful, and I'm sure you will love the flavors.
    Tricia and I both will definitely repeat this recipe.

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  5. Your quiche looks perfect! I'll bet it was a star at Bunco! This is an easy quiche recipe and it packs a lot of flavor, I like it sliced thin as an appetizer. Have fun watching your Giants in the Superbowl this weekend;-)

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  6. Such a wonderful combination for a quiche. I just love apples with cheese.

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  7. I love bunco :-) It's always such a fun time. I am sure they will all love the treats you are preparing.
    Go Giants! (We are rooting for team Blue too...)

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  8. Your quiche looks delicious! Eager to hear how you liked the mustard tarts!

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  9. Yumm....I've had a pizza with this combination, of course, minus the eggs, so I can only imagine how wonderful this must taste!!

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  10. Looks great Kathy! The mustard tart was just as good as this one. Bunco IS fun and pairs perfectly with food, wine and gossip.

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  11. Love bunco and love this tart. Dorie's tarts are regular lunch fare when weekend company is with us. Great job!

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  12. I've done the mustard tart and the tomato tart but not this quiche. Looking at these welcoming photos, I'll be doing it soon. Enjoy your time with friends!

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  13. Bunco! What a great group of folks that you are still coming together all these years. I loved this tart filling and I hope everyone did too. Is that a dash of nutmeg?

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  14. It looks perfect, Kathy! Come back and update us after you try a slice :)

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  15. Your tart looks delicious, Kathy! I hope you enjoyed yours as much as I enjoyed mine. I think this one's another winner.

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  16. Looks wonderful...I love the combination of ingredients. Wow, 24 years..that's so fabulous.

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  17. Your quiche looks so perfect! How wonderful that your Bunco group has been together for 24 years! Wow. My mom used to play Bunco when they lived here and sometimes I would be a last minute sub when she had the group at my parents' house. It was so much fun and the food was always so delicious. This quiche is perfect to serve at Bunco and I am sure everyone enjoyed it. I am looking forward to hearing what you thought about Gerard's Mustard Tart and combining it with a Tomato Tart is a fantastic idea!

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  18. That looks perfectly beautiful! I loved the mustard tart when we made it, so good. I will need to get to this one soon...you make it look so pretty and delicious.

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  19. I love the ingredients that are used in this tart. Your photos make it irresistibly appealing. I have to try this one. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  20. I've never played Bunco, but it sounds like a great excuse to meet with friends and have delicious nibbles. I hope you have a great time enjoying both quiches.

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  21. Would love to be part of your Bunco group - what a terrific treat to have all those tarts! How was Gerards Mustard Tart? And the Tomato Tart? Yum!!!

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  22. How did the group like all the different choice of savoury tarts? I missed out on the mustard tart too and I bet it was great. What a wonderful group to be hanging out together for 24 years and going strong!

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  23. As I clicked on your site tonight I started singing (to the tune of Kenny Roger's and Dolly Parton's "Islands in the Stream") "Bake away with me to another world, and we'll rely on each other ah ha..."
    Thought you'd get a giggle out of that.
    Your tarts look amazing. I bet your Bunco group loved them! What is Bunco? I love that you play with same people for 24 years! It must be so much fun!

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  24. Your quiche looks absolutely yummy~ I just love the flavors in it! Cant wait to try it!

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  25. Wow, 24 years - that's an achievement. Great looking quiche- bet your group loved the menu. What is bunco?

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  26. Kathy, I just love Gorgonzola, with pears, and apples, as well...never made the combination, in a quiche! Drooling over this amazing quiche. Guess I have to look into my daughter's Dorie book for the recipe, to make it. Amazing, how perfect your quiche turned out!
    Have a great week...today is all day of rain here by us in S. Florida. No sunshine, at all!

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  27. Mmm this sounds so tasty! I love a good savory tart!

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  28. It sure looks beautiful! I hope you and your friends enjoyed it!

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