3.05.2013

Nancy's Roquefort Quiche


My dear friend for more than 30 years gave me this recipe. She passed away 10 years ago and I don't imagine I will ever get over missing her. 
She was amazing, such fun, a true conch (someone born and raised in the Florida Keys) and loved by all who knew her. Nancy's work was in the fundraising field, so as a result, she knew everyone in town, remembered everything and you could call and say...what do you know about this or that...and she'd have the complete skinny. Always. I'm still in touch with her youngest daughter (via Facebook....it does have its uses) even though she moved away. 
When Nancy served this quiche years ago for a luncheon, we all took a deep breath. Quiche Lorraine was the big thing back then, so a quiche made with Roquefort was a walk on the wild side. Typical Nancy. Ever the trailblazer. We loved it. 



I've always served a fruit salad with it, which makes perfect sense...fruit and cheese. Unfortunately, I only had some leftover cantaloupe in the house when I made the quiche for this post, so that's what I used. But for company, my suggestion is to make a colorful salad with a variety of fruits and a nice light poppy seed dressing.

Nancy's Roquefort Quiche



Ingredients:
6 ounces cream cheese, soft
4 ounces Roquefort or blue cheese 
1/2 cup light or heavy cream
3 eggs, beaten
2 tablespoons finely chopped onion (I grate it)
freshly ground black pepper
1 baked pie shell

Method:
Preheat oven to 375. Beat cream cheese, Roquefort and cream until smooth with electric mixer. Add eggs, onion and pepper. Pour into baked pie shell and bake 25 to 30 minutes. Serve warm or room temperature.


41 comments:

  1. A perfect quiche! I, too, always serve a fruit salad with quiche. And a glass of wine.

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  2. My husband would love this!

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  3. Your friend sounds wonderful and it is so great of you to make this in memory of her!

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  4. What a lovely post! She sounds like a wonderful friend to have had. And this quiche looks so delicious! Bet it would be magic with some figs.

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  5. A lovely tribute to your friend... This quiche looks wonderful. I love the fact that it is made with Roquefort cheese.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  6. We would love this! Such a touching story of your friend, Nancy.

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  7. Oh my. Do I have what I need to make this while I'm snowed in tomorrow? Might have to stop at the store on my way home...

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  8. Roquefort in quiche? I would love this. Your friend sounds like an amazing person; it's no wonder that you miss her so. Her memory--and good food lives on.

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  9. For many years quiche is the only way I would eat eggs.Cheese adds so much flavour!

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  10. My husband & I love this quiche! MMMMM!

    Your good dear beloved friends looks lovely! I msut make this recipe soon! Yummm!

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  11. What a nice tribute to Nancy. She was quite lovely! And the quiche sounds pretty good too...will add this to my to-make list.

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  12. Nancy is lovely. I am sure that her quiche is just as good. I speak in the present tense because whenever you make this she must be there. Beautiful tribute.

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  13. I love her face..and I love that this post is really..well ..about her..:)

    Keeper..s

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  14. What lovelt post to a friend, and the quiche look delicious Barbara!!

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  15. Nice way to remember a good friend.

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  16. I love quiche and blue cheese so this looks great!

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  17. I never liked blue cheese but it looks lovely in this :D

    Cheers
    CCU

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  18. So sad to lose such a good friend, but great to have such nice memories and a tasty quiche to make in her honour. I think I might be tempted to add some mushrooms, but then I am a mushroom fiend!

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  19. How nice to have this recipe to remember Nancy by. I'm of the belief that Roquefort is heaven, so I'm all over this recipe!

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  20. What a lovely tribute to your friend. There are few things better than a slice of quiche and a salad for lunch. Oh, and a glass of wine. :)

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  21. what a sweet tribute to your friend, she sounds like such a sweet person. lovely quiche!

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  22. A glass of wine, a slice of this and a little fruit and I would be a very happy girl!

    Sweet post about your friend. I miss the Keys sometimes. I haven't been back there in a few years, it may be time to take a vacation to the Keys and have some conch fritters!

    xxoo,

    RMW

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  23. what a lovely tribute to your friend--gone, but not forgotten. blue cheese is beginning to grow on me, and this quiche looks perfectly smooth and delightful!

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  24. That's a beautiful quiche. And a gorgeous crust! Mine are usually more... uh, rustic. We love quiche here! Gotta try it with fruit salad next. Sounds yummy!

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  25. How sad it must be to lose a friend. It hasn't happened to me yet, thankfully.

    What a wonderful tribute to Nancy and the quiche sounds wonderful as I love blue cheese!

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  26. It sounds like a great quiche, and she sounds like she was a wonderful person. You must miss her so much - how nice to turn this post into a tribute to her.

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  27. This looks like a wonderful quiche.
    Love the combination of Roquefort
    and fruits!

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  28. This is a great dish for a party, and I love blue cheese! The thought of a fruit salad with poppy seed dressing with it is perfect.

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  29. I better not show this to Scott... he's crazy for eggy blue cheese things. I make a roquefort custard that I serve with steak sometimes (an idea stolen from Gotham). Putting a crust on it would gild the lily in the best way.

    I love the homage to your friend. Whenever I cook a recipe that came from old friends I always think of them in the warmest way. They live again in the light of flavors and aromas. How cool is that?

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  30. Se ve muy lindo y delicioso que quiero probar lindo post de honor,felicidades amiga,abrazos y abrazos.

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  31. A lovely tribute to your friend, Babara.
    The quiche looks delicious!

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  32. What a legacy for anyone, to be a true pioneer and not be AFRAID to create waves and stir the pot. This sounds ever so delicious and I can taste some juicy green grapes on the side and of course, a hunk of French bread is in order for this one!

    Barbara, thank you for coming to visit today! Good friends, good food, the memories...all HEAVEN ON EARTH. LOVE! Anita

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  33. I make quiche often but don't think I've ever used a blue cheese. It sounds delicious, Barbara, especially with a nice fruit salad.

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  34. What a nice simple recipe with bold flavor, a real winner.

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  35. I haven't made a quiche in much too long, but if I see it on a menu, I always order it. A lovely fruit salad would be delicious with this as you suggested.
    Sam

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  36. What a lovely tribute to your friend...it is wonderful that you have her recipe. I haven't heard the term Conch since I moved from Key Largo.

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  37. I cannot think of a better way to honor a friend that you miss, than sharing a special dish that she made and enjoyed with friends.

    Velva

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  38. Barbara, this sounds delicious. I have a luncheon coming up and I'm very tempted to put this on the menu. Your friend would be so pleased to know that she is still remembered. I hope you have a great week. Blessings...Mary

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  39. She sounds just like my aunt. And this recipe sounds incredible. Thanks for sharing the recipe and introducing us to your friend. I'm saving this one for my next lunch gathering.

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  40. What a lovely testament to your friend that her memory can be preserved through a recipe

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