Celery and apple quiche

I almost forgot I had this quiche lined up for you. A couple of weeks ago, I was invited to brunch by a friend and I offered to make a quiche. I decided I wanted to put apples in there (as I said I went apple picking). When an idea forms in my mind about ingredients, I rarely give up, but combining apples into a quiche was going to be a challenge.

So I looked around the web and tried to find inspiration, but was then confronted with my semi-empty fridge. I saw some celery stalks eyeing me from the back of the fridge and I figured celery would go well with the apples (or at least it wouldn’t be horrible…).

I’m happy I gave it a try. The combination of flavors works surprisingly well, with the celery and the green apple playing off each other. The result is a bit pungent and pretty sophisticated (at least, that is what my friends thought) and wouldn’t look bad in a creative restaurant. If you are curios, give it a try!

Celery and apple quiche

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 6 Servings

Celery and apple quiche


  • dough for quiche crust
  • 1 green apple
  • 1 heart celery
  • 2 oz. asiago or other sweet, melty cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tbs extra virgin olive oil
  • salt
  • pepper


  1. First prepare the dough according to the instructions here. Making dough for pies and quiche is really easy, but if you are really not into kneading and such use pastry or phyllo dough.
  2. In a pan cook, the diced apple and celery in a bit of olive oil. Cook until the vegetables are soft, then turn the heat off and let them cool down.
  3. In a bowl, whisk the eggs with the milk and salt and pepper to taste. Add in the diced cheese and the cooled down vegetables.
  4. Prepare an oven dish by lining it with parchment paper and then with the pie dough. Pour the filling in the dough and put in the oven at 375F for about 30 minutes or until the eggs are golden brown.
  5. Wait for the quiche to cool down before cutting so that the eggs can set. Enjoy warm or cold.

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6 Responses to Celery and apple quiche

  1. Charlotte says:

    This quiche is very good, especially if you are a big celery lover or if you are like me and had a bunch in the fridge. Unfortunately my local supermarket did not have the asiago cheese so I just used Cheddar, which also works well. My boyfriend is a meat lover so next time I might add ham. Thanks for the recipe! This was my first quiche and glad to say it was a success 🙂

  2. Katherine Martinelli says:

    I love this flavor combination! What a great idea to put fruit into a quiche period, and the combination of apples and celery sounds lovely!

  3. mjskit says:

    I definitely would never have thought of putting apples in the quiche. What a great idea! Sounds good to me! Great recipe.

  4. Pola says:

    @Paolo or maybe you can sprinkle them with lemon to avoid them browning up. I think the pictures turned out a bit greysh… I am still trying to learn how to use my camera in low lighting…

  5. Paolo says:

    I really like your experimentation! I can see that apples and celery work very well together, and work well with the cheese – your quiche must be delicious. I'm not sure if it was intended, but from what I see in the pictures the apples turned out a little dark… maybe they could be fully submerged? What do you think? Just a thought 🙂

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