Wednesday, January 7, 2009

A Yummy Brunch

I love to make the following items for brunch. And since I have nothing else to blog about except my funky mood, I thought I would share these yummy recipes with you.

I made this over the holidays for family who were in town and it was a big hit. Enjoy!

Unfortunately, I don't have any pictures of the quiche or salad, but I do have a picture of the coffee cake.

SPINACH AND BACON QUICHE
6 large eggs, beaten
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
Salt and pepper
2 cups chopped fresh baby spinach, packed
1 pound bacon, cooked and crumbled
1 1/2 cups shredded Swiss cheese
1 (9-inch) refrigerated pie crust, fitted to a 9-inch glass pie plate

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Combine the eggs, cream, salt, and pepper in a food processor or blender. Layer the spinach, bacon, and cheese in the bottom of the pie crust, then pour the egg mixture on top. Bake for 35 to 45 minutes until the egg mixture is set. Cut into 8 wedges. (Sometimes I end up having to cut the quiche in 1/2 and cook an additional ten minutes just to make sure the egg is cooked through.)

PECAN PEAR SOUR CREAM CAKE
1 ½ cup pecans
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon
¼ cup butter
1/3 cup flour
2 med pears, peeled cored and thinly sliced.
2 tsp lemon juice
1 ¾ c flour
3/4 tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
¼ tsp salt
½ cup butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 eggs
1 8 oz carton sour cream

Preheat oven to 350. Grease spring form pan. For nut mixture combine pecans, brown sugar and cinnamon. For topping cut the ¼ cup butter into 1/3 cup flour to make course crumbs. Stir in ¾ cup of the nut mixture into the topping. Set the remaining nut mixture aside. Toss pear slices in lemon juice and set aside. In medium bowl combine, 1 ¾ cup flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set this flour mixture aside. In a large bowl beat ½ cup butter with electric mixer. Beat in granulated sugar and vanilla. Add eggs beating well. Add the flour mixture and the sour cream alternating into batter. Spread 2/3 batter into pre-pared pan. Sprinkle with reserved nut mixture. Layer pears over top. Gently spread remaining batter over pears. Sprinkle with topping mixture. Bake 50 minutes. Cool 1 hour. Can be serve with whipped cream. Serves 12.

CREAMY FRUIT SALAD
1 can pineapple chunks
1 can mandarin oranges
1 can sliced peaches
4 chopped green apples
1 1/2 cups milk
1/4 cup orange juice concentrate
1 small packet vanilla instant pudding mix
3/4 cup sour cream

Drain canned fruit and combine with chopped apples. Combine the milk, oj, and pudding until well mixed. Fold in the sour cream and pour over the fruit. Gently stir and serve chilled.

7 comments:

  1. Your coffee cake looks so pretty! And goooood!

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  2. omg i am starving now-that quiche sounds divine!

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  3. I love quiche and spinach is my favorite

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  4. Oh, yum! I should've never read this a good two hours before lunch!!!
    Pearl

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  5. Yummy mummy makes yummy food!

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  6. yum... it all looks so good. not the post i should be reading before dinner. i may need to grab a pack of zebra cakes.

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  7. Yum, Yum. I love quiche! Also you do the strike through with some code

    put s inside of these <> then type your word or words and then put s/ inside of <> . I hope that makes sense. I didn't want to actaully write out the code for fear that you wouldn't actually be able to see anything but some instructions with lines over the top. :)

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