Tomato and basil pesto quiche

Serve it as a light meat-less lunch with a salad or as a side dish at a braai.
 
recipe, savoury, tart

Recipe from: 15 September 2015
Preparation time: 15 min + Standing time
Cooking time: 1h 15 min
 
 

Ingredients

 
  • PASTRY:
  • 280
    g
    cake flour
  • 140
    g
    cold butter, cubed
  • 120
    ml
    cold water
  • FILLING:
  • 300
    g
    cherry tomatoes
  • 15
    ml
    olive oil
  • 50
    g
    grated Parmesan cheese
  • 250
    ml
    basil pesto
  • 10
    g
    basil leaves, chopped
  • 2
    eggs
  • 250
    ml
    cream
  • salt and freshly grounded black pepper
  • extra basil leaves for garnishing
Servings: Change Serving
 
 

Method

 
Pastry:
Butter 1 large 28cm quiche pan or 12 small quiche pans with butter or with a cooking spray.

Place the cake flour and butter into a food processor and process until crumbly, add the water and process, until it forms a dough.

Roll the pastry out onto a lightly floured surface and line the basis of the quiche pan with the pastry, place in the fridge and chill for 20 minutes.

Prick the pastry cases with a fork and line with baking paper, fill with baking beans and blind-bake in the pre-heated oven for 20 minutes.

Remove the baking paper with the beans; return to the oven and bake for another 10 minutes.

Filling:
Place the cherry tomatoes into a roasting tin and drizzle with the olive oil.Place with the tart cases in the pre-heated oven and roast for 20 minutes; remove with the tart cases.Whilst the tomatoes are roasting, beat the eggs, cream and chopped basil together and season with salt and pepper.

Sprinkle half of the Parmesan cheese into the bottom of the tart cases and top with the basil pesto.

Scatter the roasted tomatoes over the basil pesto, pour the creamy-egg mixture over and top with the remaining Parmesan.

Bake for approximately 25 minutes until the creamy-egg mixture is set.
Serve hot or cold garnished with extra basil leaves.

Recipe reprinted with permission of Pink Polka Dot. To see more recipes, please click here.

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