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Fennel Quiche

Fennel, Onion, Apple, Cheddar, Ham and Sage Quiche

This quiche is a feast with savory fennel, onion, ham, and cheddar cheese paired with a little sweet apple and a touch of sage!
Course Quiche
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author Mimi Holtz


  • 1 9 inch unbaked pie shell.
  • 1 tablespoon salted butter
  • 1 large sweet onion peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 fennel bulb thinly sliced
  • 1 medium appled peeled and diced
  • 1 cup diced ham
  • 2 cups grated Cabot Extra Sharp cheddar cheese divided
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon ground sage
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Heat the butter in a large skillet.
  • Add fennel and onions and sauté until they begin to caramelize, stirring often.
  • Add apple and ham and continue cooking for 5 minutes.
  • Pour the fennel, onion, apple, and ham into the uncooked pie shell.
  • Sprinkle 1 cup grated cheese over the filled pie shell.
  • In a mixing bowl, beat the eggs and milk together.
  • Pour over the mixture into the pie shell.
  • Sprinkle the remaining cup of grated cheese on top.
  • Sprinkle the pepper and sage on top of the cheese.
  • Bake at 350 degrees F. for 50-60 minutes or until the quiche is puffy and golden brown.
  • A knife inserted in the middle of the quiche should come out clean when it is done.
  • Let the quiche cool on a wire rack until the filling is set but the pie is still warm.
  • Serve immediately or refrigerate.
  • Quiche can be prepared in advance and reheated before serving.