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South Yarra, Victoria 3141
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King Charles Crustless Coronation Quiche

crustless quiche


  • 250g packet frozen chopped spinach or portions
  • 400g can Cannellini or any beans, drained and well rinsed
  • 100g (1 cup) pre-grated tasty Cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon (5g) any chopped fresh herbs such as tarragon, dill or parsley

Beat together in a bowl:

  • 3, 70g free-range eggs
  • 300ml container light cream OR 125 ml (1/2 cup) milk and 200ml (3/4 cup) light cream
  • Salt & freshly ground pepper to taste


  • Step 1 Using as 20 x 5 cm deep (6 cup) round microwave safe glass dish, coat well with any oil spray and line base with baking paper. Set aside.
  • Step 2 Place frozen spinach in a medium glass microwave-safe jug. Cover and DEFROST on (40%) for 1 minute 30 seconds. Remove, break up with a wooden spoon, repeat a further 1 minute 30 seconds or until thawed. Remove, strain in a sieve, pressing out excess water.
  • Step 3 Spread choice of beans over the dish base, top with a layer of spinach, cheese and choice of herbs. Gently pour over the custard mixture, stirring lightly through the spinach-cheese layer.
  • Step 4 Cover loosely with paper towel. Place the dish near the outer edge of the microwave turntable. Microwave on MEDIUM (50%) for 4- 5 minutes rotating once to the opposite edge for a further 4-5 minutes.
  • Step 5 Remove, check if the egg is set in the centre, if not, to protect the outside of the quiche from over baking cut a 5cm baking paper collar the size of the dish. Wrap loosely around the outer edge. Place the dish in the centre on the turntable, cover and continue microwaving on MEDIUM (50%) zapping at 2 minute intervals until the egg is just firm.

NOTE: Serve the quiche directly from the dish OR carefully invert the dish onto a small wire rack then invert back onto a serving plate. Cut into portions.

Serves 6
Cost of the Crustless Quiche ranges from $13.50 - $14.00
An 800 watt oven was used to test King Charles Coronation Quiche.
Recipe development and photography by - Janet Lillie, Culinary Consultant

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