Corned Beef & Sauerkraut Quiche

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Author Notes: This is a post St. Patrick’s Day quiche I like making with leftover corned beef; inspired after brainstorming with my husband for something besides sandwiches or hash. I have also made this with deli pastrami or corned beef other times of the year. Serve with a dollop of horseradish cream sauce = a mixture of sour cream and fresh grated horseradish. Note: this was NOT a Ricotta entry as is shown in the contest entries - my mistake, oops!lapadia

Serves 8-10 depending on your slices


  • 1 9-inch all butter pie shell (below)…store bought (pictured) when in a hurry
  • 1 teaspoon caraway seeds
  • 1 cup sauerkraut (squeezed and drained a bit on a paper towel)
  • 1/3 pound (5-1/3 ounces) corned beef, chopped
  • 2 cups Gruyere cheese, grated
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup half & half cream or full fat
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • A little grated onion for the bottom of the crust
  • 1/4 fresh grated horseradish
  • 1 cup sour cream
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Sprinkle caraway seeds over pie crust. Poke holes in crust with a fork and blind bake for 7 minutes.
  3. Fill the pie crust with sauerkraut and some grated onion.
  4. Top with corned beef. Top with cheese. Mix together eggs, cream, Dijon mustard, dry mustard and onion.
  5. Pour into pie shell and bake until the filling if puffed and set (about 40-50 minutes).
  6. Mix the grated horseradish and sour cream together and refrigerate until needed.
  7. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting. Serve with creamy horseradish sauce.


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cubed and chilled
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Ice water, between 4-6 tablespoons
  1. Add the butter, flour and salt in a food processor bowl, pulse lightly until the mixture resembles wet looking pea size particles.
  2. Add water, 1 tablespoon at a time, pulsing a couple times after each tablespoon. Keep adding water until the dough just starts to gather into larger clumps. Place dough into a re-sealable plastic bag or plastic wrap and pat into a disk. Seal and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  3. Remove the dough disk to a flour work surface. Roll out to a 10 inch round. Fit the dough into a 9-inch pie dish.
  4. Blind bake. Add filling. Bake.

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over 1 year ago jan voris

Also I did not use the caraway and use 1 tsp dry mustard.


over 1 year ago lapadia



over 1 year ago jan voris

The best quiche idea ever. I used ribbon thin sliced pastrami, sliced green onion instead of grated, put the horseradish in the egg mixture instead of making the topping and added 1 extra egg and 1 egg yolk. It just disappeared!


over 1 year ago lapadia

Hi jv! Happy to hear this recipe - with your special touches - was well received by all. Love your horseradish idea = to mix into the egg mixture. Next time I'm going to do that as well as mixing some into the sour cream.


over 4 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

This sounds fabulous! Great recipe, lapadia -- love the horseradish sauce final touch!! It perfectly captures St Patrick's Day!!


over 4 years ago lapadia

Thanks! My husband is Irish & German so I always brainstorm a few recipes per year in honor of that; this one covers it all because he loves sauerkraut (anytime) and can't forget the Irish in March! I a pizza with these ingredients (minus custard) on a rye crust, too.


over 4 years ago wssmom

Good timing! It's now on my list of Paddy's Day things to bring to the office!


over 4 years ago lapadia

Cool! Enjoy, and looking forward to your feedback...


over 4 years ago Lizthechef

Your recipe looks terrific - would never have thought to combine all these flavors. My mouth is watering! Forget about your posting mistake - I once posted a Meyer lemon marmalade recipe in a meat contest!


over 4 years ago lapadia

Thanks, Liz!


over 4 years ago Sagegreen

This really says St. Patty'sDay in a nutshell, a pie shell!


over 4 years ago lapadia a pie shell, like that! Asked the editors to take this off the current contest...oops!