This morning I made this for breakfast. Since my husband is diabetic he does not eat crust. You can certainly make this with a pie crust, but I do not even miss the crust.
Crustless Spinach and Bacon Quiche
2 cups fresh spinach
4-6 slices bacon, cut into pieces ( I use hormel bacon because I like the thickness of the slices)
1/2 large onion chopped
1 1/2 cup Gruyere Cheese, grated
8 large eggs
1 cup half and half
salt and pepper
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. You will use a pie plate. Place spinach in the bottom of the pie plate. Brown the bacon pieces in a skillet. When the bacon is brown add the onions to cook until tender. Be sure and add the onions to the bacon after the bacon has browned. Otherwise the onions will keep the bacon from becoming brown and crispy. Place the bacon and onions on top of the spinach. Next, layer the grated Gruyere cheese. Beat the eggs, half and half, salt and pepper together. Pour the egg mixture evenly over the layers of spinach, bacon, onions and cheese. The quiche will look like this before you put it in the oven.
Place in the 375 degree oven for 30 minutes.
When the quiche is done, it will be brown and fluffy. Yum!