Swiss Chard, Pear & Gruyère Quiche

I absolutely love quiche. It’s light yet satisfying, flavourful and a definite comfort food in my books. Plus it’s a great make-ahead meal that freezes well for busy work week lunches or supper. Enjoy a large slice on its own, or pair it with a green salad. With the endless combinations of veggies, cheeses and meats, there’s a quiche out there for everyone.  I had some homemade pie crust in the freezer (click here for the recipe), but if you’re pressed for time a pre-made frozen pie crust, such as Tenderflake, works perfectly!



  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1-2 leeks, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 4 cups Swiss chard, chopped and ribs removed
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon rice flour
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 2½ cups Gruyère cheese, shredded
  • 1 medium ripe pear, sliced
  • 1 pre-made pie crust


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  2. Heat oil in cast iron fry pan and saute garlic and leeks for 2-3 minutes
  3. Add half the salt and pepper, the swiss chard and saute for another 5 minutes until the chard has soften and wilted
  4. Meanwhile, combine remaining spices, eggs, flour, milk, cream and half the cheese in a bowl and stir until combined
  5. Place the saute veggies in the pie crust and top with pear slices
  6. Pour the cheese mixture on top and sprinkle remaining cheese
  7. Bake for 25-30 minutes

About Carol Marie

Student of Life. Elementary Teacher. Food lover. Avid Outdoors Woman. Proud Newfie. Animal Lover. Yogi. Musician. View all posts by Carol Marie

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