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Sun-Dried Tomato Quiche and a Few Fall Favorites!

Sun-Dried Tomato Quiche by Wood and Spoon blog. This is a recipe for a terrific homemade quiche. A homemade pie dough is filled with eggs, cream, and feta cheese. Italian herbs season this quiche that bakes up with parmesan and loads of flavor. This is a great meal to make ahead or reheat, even freeze! Learn how on thewoodandspoon.com

I could not be more basic. Truly, we had one evening of *slightly* chilly weather, and I am suddenly dreaming of fall. Give me tissue turtlenecks and riding boots if it means we can rid ourselves of summer heat. To celebrate the change of seasons, I have two goodies to share with you today. First, a fall shopping guide, full of a few new favorites and things I’m eyeing. Secondly, a sun-dried tomato quiche recipe from my book, Her Daily Bread. Let’s get after it!

Sun-Dried Tomato Quiche by Wood and Spoon blog. This is a recipe for a terrific homemade quiche. A homemade pie dough is filled with eggs, cream, and feta cheese. Italian herbs season this quiche that bakes up with parmesan and loads of flavor. This is a great meal to make ahead or reheat, even freeze! Learn how on thewoodandspoon.com

Fall Favorites!

  1. Organic Pima Robe Cozy up in cooler temps with these ultra-soft robes from Lake.
  2. Le Creuset Stock Pot It’s chili season! Snag this stunning pot for all your soups!
  3. Tanning Water Keep the summer glow all year long with my FAVE new facial mist.
  4. Le Labo Home Fragrance This cult-favorite scent smells rich and cozy.
  5. Champagne Bucket with Stand Celebrate the fall with a little bubbly and the prettiest bucket with stand!
  6. Ilia Serum Protect your skin throughout the fall with this lightweight serum.
  7. Wide Leg Denim Wide leg is where it’s at, and these jeans from Zara are a great price too!
  8. Her Daily Bread My first book! It contains tons of my favorite fall recipes and daily encouragement to go with it.
  9. Woven Fanny Pack Perfect for fall travels and tailgating!
  10. Botanical Bird Plates I think these autumnal bird plates and classic and charming!
  11. Cordless Lamps Light up your fall gatherings with these luxe cordless touch lamps with adjustable lighting!
  12. Suede Western Boots I’m told western is in- these boots from Madewell are the perfect tone for fall!
Sun-Dried Tomato Quiche by Wood and Spoon blog. This is a recipe for a terrific homemade quiche. A homemade pie dough is filled with eggs, cream, and feta cheese. Italian herbs season this quiche that bakes up with parmesan and loads of flavor. This is a great meal to make ahead or reheat, even freeze! Learn how on thewoodandspoon.com

Sun-Dried Tomato Quiche

This recipe for sun-dried tomato quiche is from my first book, Her Daily Bread. (If you haven’t checked it out already, please do!) The recipe was inspired by my sister. A number of years ago, she asked a waiter what the “kweesh” of the day was. Even though she was maybe 12 at the time, I have not let her live it down since. Sorry, Cheney.

I adore the flavors of this sun-dried tomato quiche, so much so, that I made it for a brunch last weekend! I think it makes the perfect vegetarian option for any breakfast or brunch, but it’s rich enough to enjoy whenever. Flavored with feta, parmesan, and Italian herbs, this quiche is perfect anytime of the year, truly.

Sun-Dried Tomato Quiche by Wood and Spoon blog. This is a recipe for a terrific homemade quiche. A homemade pie dough is filled with eggs, cream, and feta cheese. Italian herbs season this quiche that bakes up with parmesan and loads of flavor. This is a great meal to make ahead or reheat, even freeze! Learn how on thewoodandspoon.com

Making the Quiche

To make this quiche, we start with the crust. Here, I use my favorite pie crust. You can read all about my best tips on making homemade pie doughs here! Once par-baked, the remaining ingredients come together in a single bowl. Half and half, whole eggs, and herbs pour over the cheese and diced tomatoes. After a good bake, the slices are ready for enjoying.

Sun-Dried Tomato Quiche by Wood and Spoon blog. This is a recipe for a terrific homemade quiche. A homemade pie dough is filled with eggs, cream, and feta cheese. Italian herbs season this quiche that bakes up with parmesan and loads of flavor. This is a great meal to make ahead or reheat, even freeze! Learn how on thewoodandspoon.com

What to Serve with Quiche

I like the serve quiche slices warm with a mixed green salad. This one tastes terrific with a sweet balsamic vinegar and olive oil dressing. Quiche also makes a great accompaniment to soup or a stand-alone dish to serve with various brunch options. The best thing about quiche is that it’s flexible on temperature. Served hot or every just room temperature, it tastes good either way.

Give the sun-dried tomato quiche a try and let me know what you think! Happy baking and happy shopping!

Sun-Dried Tomato Quiche by Wood and Spoon blog. This is a recipe for a terrific homemade quiche. A homemade pie dough is filled with eggs, cream, and feta cheese. Italian herbs season this quiche that bakes up with parmesan and loads of flavor. This is a great meal to make ahead or reheat, even freeze! Learn how on thewoodandspoon.com

If you like this sun-dried tomato quiche you should try:

Roasted Summer Vegetable Quiche
Kale, Swiss, and Sausage Quiche
Tomato Pie
Sausage Kale Pinwheels

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Sun-Dried Tomato Quiche and a Few Fall Favorites!

This sun-dried tomato quiche is flavored with feta and parmesan cheese, Italian herbs, and a buttery pie crust!

  • Author: Kate Wood
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 45
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 9 servings
  • Category: Brunch

Ingredients

For the pie dough:

  • 13/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 5 tablespoons chilled solid vegetable shortening, cut into pieces
  • 6 tablespoons chilled unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • Approximately 5 tablespoons ice cold water
  • 1 large egg 

For the quiche:

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • ½ cup chopped yellow onion (about ½ of one medium onion)
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 cups (480 gm) half and half
  • 3 large eggs
  • ½ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ cup oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, drained and chopped
  • ¼ cup crumbled feta cheese

Instructions

To make the pie dough:

  1. Whiz the flour, sugar, and salt in a food processor to combine (Note: you can also do this by hand with a pastry cutter!) Pulse in the shortening and butter, just until evenly dispersed with pea-sized clumps throughout. Begin adding ice water 2 tablespoons at a time until moist clumps begin to form. Remove dough from food processor, form it into a flat round disk, and wrap in plastic wrap. Chill in the fridge for at least an hour prior to use.

To prep the quiche:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Use a floured rolling pin to roll the dough out onto a floured work surface into a round of dough about an inch and a half wider on all sides than a shallow 9” tart dish. Roll the dough back onto the rolling pin and the transfer it to the dish, unrolling as you go. Gently work the dough into the edges of the dish and trim off any excess dough, leaving about an inch of excess hanging on all sides.  Fold the dough under itself and gently crimp the edges into the dish, allowing the top of the dough to extend about ¾-1” above the lip of the dish. This will help keep your crust tall even after baking. If your dough has gotten soft or warm while rolling it out, place it in the freezer for 5-10 minutes to chill up again. 
  2. When ready to bake, prepare your egg wash by whisking the remaining egg from the pie dough with a teaspoon of water. Place a crinkled sheet of parchment paper into the bottom of the crust and fill it with pie weights or uncooked dry beans. Bake in the preheated oven about 10 minutes, then remove the paper and weights, brush the entire crust with a thin layer of the egg wash, and bake for an additional 15 minutes, or until the bottom of the crust doesn’t look too wet and soggy. While the crust is baking, begin to assemble your filling.
  3. In a small fry pan, heat the butter until melted and then cook the onion over medium heat, stirring regularly, until softened and translucent. Add the garlic and cook for an additional minute. Remove from heat and set aside. 
  4. Whisk together the half and half, eggs, parmesan, Italian seasoning, basil, salt and pepper. When the crust is finished baking, spread the cooked onion mixture on top of the crust and evenly spread out the sundried tomatoes and feta. Carefully pour the egg mixture into the dish, being careful to not overflow the tart. Bake in the preheated oven for about 35 minutes or until the top is golden and the center is no longer jiggly. Serve warm or reheat individual slices in the toaster oven!

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Tomato Galette with Basil Pesto and Feta

Tomato Galette with Pesto and Feta By The Wood and Spoon Blog by Kate Wood. This is a simply, flaky butter pie crust filled with ripe heirloom or Roma tomatoes, basil, pesto, and feta cheese. The whole thing is baked as a rustic galette style tart and is topped with parmesan cheese. This is a delicious way to use summer cherry tomatoes and a simple way to use pie crust. Find the recipe for this fun vegetable dinner or appetizer on thewoodandspoon.com

Summer is sending me all kinds of mixed signals. It’s all frozen cocktails, ice cream cones, and beer-battered fish at one minute. The next minute I’m expected to don a bathing suit. Hop in my daisy dukes. Sport a tank top. Well guess what, Summer? I’m over it. You’ve tempted me with your cream cheese-laden dips and funnel cakes for too long. I’m fighting back with this here tomato galette.

Tomato Galette

Yes, summer shares its bounty of fresh vegetables, ripe berries, and fragrant herbs, but honestly, I’m just not always vibing *salad*. Sometimes, I want to enjoy the summer harvest of noms with a subtle hint of decadence. On a scale of one to milkshakes, I’m not always on a full level 12, but I certainly don’t want to sacrifice flavor and texture satisfaction if I don’t have to. So instead, I look to treats like this tomato galette, a dish that celebrates the season’s juicy ripe tomatoes and fresh basil with a little bit of pie crust and (cough) a whole lot of cheese. Worth it.

Tomato Galette with Pesto and Feta By The Wood and Spoon Blog by Kate Wood. This is a simply, flaky butter pie crust filled with ripe heirloom or Roma tomatoes, basil, pesto, and feta cheese. The whole thing is baked as a rustic galette style tart and is topped with parmesan cheese. This is a delicious way to use summer cherry tomatoes and a simple way to use pie crust. Find the recipe for this fun vegetable dinner or appetizer on thewoodandspoon.comGalettes are fab for a number of reasons, but you probably remember that from the blueberry galette post that I shared with you a few weeks ago. All the taste and pizazz of a traditional pie with half of the work and time. This tomato galette is no exception. A simple, straight forward pie crust recipe, buttery, flaky, and perfectly golden every time, filled with bright red tomatoes, feta and parmesan cheese, and basil pesto. Might as well be a bullseye, right?

Making the Pie Dough

To make the galette, we start by whipping up some pie dough. If you’ve never made your own pie dough from scratch, please let me be the one to encourage you to take the plunge. My all-time favorite pie crust is delightful here, so try it if you don’t already have a  go-to of your own. Alternatively, you could try the buttery cornmeal crust that I shared a few weeks ago. Hedge back on the sugar a bit and I’m sure that the combo of tomatoes and cornmeal would be over the top delish.

Tomato Galette with Pesto and Feta By The Wood and Spoon Blog by Kate Wood. This is a simply, flaky butter pie crust filled with ripe heirloom or Roma tomatoes, basil, pesto, and feta cheese. The whole thing is baked as a rustic galette style tart and is topped with parmesan cheese. This is a delicious way to use summer cherry tomatoes and a simple way to use pie crust. Find the recipe for this fun vegetable dinner or appetizer on thewoodandspoon.com

Prepping the Galette

Once you’ve got some chilled pie dough, all you need is that summer produce. I’ve used a combination of grape tomatoes and Roma tomatoes, but if you have others in your garden, that would work swell too. The idea is to use a few tomatoes that will release their juices throughout the cooking process (the Romas) and a few bite-sized tomatoes that will retain their juiciness within their skins (the grape tomatoes). Slice up those scarlet beauties and sprinkle them with a little salt. The salt will help to draw out extra water from the tomatoes so that we don’t make our crust sad and soggy. No one wants soggy, okay?

Tomato Galette with Pesto and Feta By The Wood and Spoon Blog by Kate Wood. This is a simply, flaky butter pie crust filled with ripe heirloom or Roma tomatoes, basil, pesto, and feta cheese. The whole thing is baked as a rustic galette style tart and is topped with parmesan cheese. This is a delicious way to use summer cherry tomatoes and a simple way to use pie crust. Find the recipe for this fun vegetable dinner or appetizer on thewoodandspoon.com

Assembling the Galette

After the tomatoes have been prepped, we can start assembling our tomato galette. First, roll out your pie dough on a floured surface. Perfection isn’t necessary here, so a rough 12-13″ circle will do. Next, spread a schmear of basil pesto and sprinkle on about half of the feta cheese. Arrange the tomatoes, starting with a layer of the Roma tomatoes and ending with a few handfuls of grape tomatoes. We then finish off the galette with another sprinkle of feta and a bit of pepper, dried herbs, and parmesan. Crimp the edges of the galette just slightly over the tomato filling and then the tomato galette is all ready for the oven.

While it bakes, the tomatoes will render their juices and the pie crust will bake up golden, flaky, and ultra buttery. The final product is a simple yet stunning tomato galette, a true showcase for the best of summer produce, all wrapped up in the delightful packaging that is homemade pastry. Wait one second… I think I can hear a choir of angels singing.

Tomato Galette with Pesto and Feta By The Wood and Spoon Blog by Kate Wood. This is a simply, flaky butter pie crust filled with ripe heirloom or Roma tomatoes, basil, pesto, and feta cheese. The whole thing is baked as a rustic galette style tart and is topped with parmesan cheese. This is a delicious way to use summer cherry tomatoes and a simple way to use pie crust. Find the recipe for this fun vegetable dinner or appetizer on thewoodandspoon.com

Before summer is up, you just HAVE to make this tomato galette. It’s the perfect thing to bring to a summer cocktail party and it’s the answer to every “What’s for dinner?” question your spouse throws at you. You need this, okay? So just make it, let me know what you think, and don’t give another thought to your bikini top and cut-off denim shorts. Happy summer and happy weekend!

If you like this tomato galette, you should check out:

Blueberry Galette with Cornmeal Crust

Chicken Pot Pie with Cornmeal Cheddar Crust

Cherry Lime Hand Pies

Cranberry Pear Mini-Pop Tarts

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Tomato Galette with Basil Pesto and Feta

Made with a buttery pie crust, this tomato galette is a fresh way to use beautiful tomatoes, fresh basil, and feta cheese. 

  • Author: Kate
  • Prep Time: 25
  • Cook Time: 40
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 Roma tomatoes, sliced 1/8” thick
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes, halved
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons prepared basil pesto
  • 1 single pie crust, chilled (see notes)
  • ½ cup crumbled full-fat feta cheese, divided
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
  • Extra fresh basil, for sprinkling on the pie

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Line a large sheet pan with parchment paper or ready a pizza stone.
  2. Line a cutting board or dinner plate with two layers of paper towels. Spread the tomatoes out on the towels and sprinkle with the salt. Place an additional layer of towels on top and set aside.
  3. Meanwhile, prepare the pesto mayo. Combine the prepared pesto and mayonnaise in a bowl and set aside.
  4. Pull your pie crust from the fridge and allow to soften for rolling slightly, if needed. On a floured surface, roll the pie crust out to a rough 12-13” circle. Be sure your circle isn’t larger than your pan. Carefully transfer the pie crust to the prepared baking sheet or pizza stone. See notes.
  5. Spread the pesto mayonnaise on to the pie crust, leaving a 2” border around the outside. Sprinkle ½ of the feta cheese out on to the pesto mayo. Arrange your Roma tomatoes over the mayo and sprinkle the grape tomatoes on top, leaving them cut side up. Sprinkle the remaining feta cheese on top.
  6. Crimp the border edges of the pie crust around the tomato filling. Simply pull up the edges and fold over themselves as if you were wrapping a present. Whisk together the egg and water to create an egg wash for your crust. Use a pastry brush to paint the crust. 
  7. Sprinkle the pepper and Italian seasoning over top of the filling. Sprinkle the parmesan cheese on the crust.
  8. Bake the galette in the preheated oven for about 35-40 minutes, or until the crust is set and golden brown. Allow to cool slightly before slicing. This can be served warm, but is delicious at room temp as well.

Notes

  • See the link in my post or look in my blog archives for my favorite homemade pie crust. You’ll need only half of the recipe, so you can store the other half in the freezer for a later date.
  • To transfer your pie crust to your prepared pan, flour your rolling pin and carefully loosely roll the flattened pie crust back on to your rolling pin. Unroll it on to your baking sheet.

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