I’m sure by now you’ve had about enough of the apple recipes… but GUESS WHAT? I’ve got some more comin’ to ya! Getting rid of 30 apples is no small task, let me tell you, and I am proud to say that I found some pretty creative ways to do it.
This recipe, thankfully, is not another dessert, but a deliciously savory breakfast dish! I got the idea of an apple-sausage quiche from an Instagram post of a friend of mine, and immediately went to work to find a recipe that I could replicate. For me, cheese is a vital quiche ingredient. I decided on cheddar because the sharpness pairs so nicely with the tartness of the apples and the sweet italian sausage. Of course I piled on the veggies, in this case plenty of chopped onion and green pepper, and added a little fresh basil from my herb garden to a prepared pie crust before pouring the egg/milk mixture over the top. Just bake and voila! A tasty, nutritious and out of the ordinary meal that is easy as pie to make – no pun intended. The best part? The numerous compliments I received from my taste-testers, and the leftovers lasted for days 🙂
Adapted from Sweet Luvin in the Kitchen
- 1 9-inch pie crust (store bought or homemade)
- 1/2-1 lb. sweet Italian sausage
- 1 1/2 cups (6-oz) shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- 1 cup fresh apple, peeled and chopped (I used a Johnathan apple picked from the orchard, but Granny Smith or any other tart cooking apple would work, as well)
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
- 1 tsp. fresh basil, chopped
- 1/8 tsp. garlic powder
- 4 large eggs, beaten
- 1 cup milk
With your pie crust fitted in a pie plate, prick bottoms and sides of pie crust with a fork. Bake at 400 degrees F for 8 minutes. Brown sausage in a large skilled, stirring until it crumbles. Drain and cool. Combine sausage, cheese and next 5 ingredients; spoon into prepared crust. Beat eggs. Pour over sausage mixture, along with milk to cover. Sprinkle lightly with paprika. Bake at 325 for 50 minutes OR until set. Let cool for 5 minutes before slicing and serving. For even more hearty goodness in the morning, add some southwestern skillet potatoes on the side.