If you are making your own pie crust this is my easy pie crust recipe. It makes 4 crusts so you can wrap them in plastic wrap and freeze them for a later time.
Roll out your dough so that it is big enough to fit in your quiche pan and up the sides.
1 pie crust
Gently lift the pie crust into your pan and press lightly in and crimp your edges, trimming any excess dough off. Make sure you do not pull the dough into place or it will cause the crust to pull away from the pan during baking.
Line the top of your dough with parchment paper or aluminum foil and top that with pie weights, dried beans or rice.
Place this in your pre-heated oven for 30 minutes to pre-bake.
After 30 minutes, remove from the oven and lift out your paper and pie weights carefully and let cool completely (about 20- 30 minutes.)
In a large saute pan, heat your olive oil over medium heat
1 tablespoon olive oil
Add your pancetta and cook until crispy
¼ cup diced pancetta
After the pancetta is crisped up, remove from the pan and set aside.
In the same pan, add your fresh spinach and cook just until the spinach starts to wilt
16 ounces fresh spinach
Once it has wilted remove from the heat and place in a strainer.
With your spinach in a strainer, lightly press it down and let sit over a bowl to drain out any excess liquids and cool
While the spinach is draining and cooling, add your eggs, cream, milk, salt and pepper to a large bowl and mix well
6 eggs, ½ cup heavy cream, ¼ cup whole milk, 1 /4 teaspoon kosher salt, ¼ teaspoon pepper
Now add your cheese and reserved crispy pancetta to the egg mixture and mix it all in
½ cup Shredded parmesan cheese
Once your spinach is drained and cooled spread this mixture over your pre-baked pie crust evenly.
Now carefully pour your custard mixture over the top of your spinach in the pan.
Bake for 25-30 minutes if you are using a tart pan (or 30-35 minutes if using a pie dish) or until it starts to puff up a bit and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
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