Make Ahead

Smoked Salmon Quiche with Goat Cheese andĀ Leeks

March  5, 2011
3 Ratings
  • Serves 8-10
Author Notes

There is a first for everything. I have never made quiche before and this was my first. There were many quiches to come but for brunches or a even a light dinner I always go back to my beloved first quiche.

Smoked salmon, leeks and goat cheese come together in a beautiful harmony that gives a slight reminder of lox, eggs and onions (which was a favorite brunch item of mine at NYC's Blue Water Grill where they would put a mound of cream cheese in the middle, yum.) The ingredients sit in a light egg custard in a most decadent cream cheese crust.

Seconds anyone? —bethmichelle

What You'll Need
  • Cream Cheese Crust
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 cup butter (room temperature)
  • Quiche Filling
  • 8 ounces smoked salmon, cut into pieces
  • 1 medium leek, chopped
  • 6 ounces goat chees, crumbled
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 1/2 cups half and half
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  1. Cream Cheese Crust
  2. Preheat oven to 375 F.
  3. In a mixing bowl fitted with a paddle attachment, combine all ingredients for pie crust and mix on medium-low speed until it forms a dough.
  4. Form dough into a ball and wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  5. Remove dough from fridge and roll out into a 9 inch quiche pan.
  6. Prick bottom dough all over with a fork
  7. Bake pie crust for 10 minutes.
  1. Quiche Filling
  2. Scatter the salmon, leeks and goat cheese over the bottom of the partially baked crust.
  3. In a mixing bowl, beat the eggs, yolks, and half and half. Add salt, pepper and combine.
  4. Pour the egg mixture over the salmon, leek and cheese mixture in the pie shell.
  5. Bake until the top is golden, and set in the middle, about 40 minutes.

See what other Food52ers are saying.

  • Jara
  • JanetFL
  • dymnyno
  • hardlikearmour
  • kmartinelli

10 Reviews

Maria November 28, 2017
About to cook this recipe sounds delicious but not sure what is meant by
1 1/2 cup of half and half?
bethmichelle November 28, 2017
Half and half is half milk half cream. You can find it by the creams in the dairy section of supermarkets!
Jara January 21, 2015
Is there really one cup of butter in the crust? Seems like too much to me.
JanetFL June 10, 2012
This has everything that I love....cream cheese, butter, goat cheese, smoked salmon! YUM!
dymnyno March 5, 2011
This sounds like a seriously great brunch quiche!
bethmichelle March 6, 2011
It really is! It's my go to for any brunch. The only problem is, there are never any left overs!
hardlikearmour March 5, 2011
Love the sound of the crust. I'm one of the weirdos who hates smoked salmon, but I bet smoked turkey would make a good sub.
bethmichelle March 6, 2011
I think smoked turkey would make a delicious sub!
kmartinelli March 5, 2011
Having eaten bethmichelle's quiche I can honestly say it is the single best quiche I have ever had. It's all about the cream cheese crust. Just brilliant.
bethmichelle March 6, 2011
Thanks! It's all about the cream cheese crust!