Ham and Gruyere Cheese Quiche

December 26, 2013 by Kari Karch

Learn how to make this delicious ham and gruyere cheese quiche!


preparation time
0 mins

cook time




2 tablespoons unsalted butter

2 large leeks white and light green parts chopped

0.75 cup heavy cream

0.75 cup whole milk

1 tablespoons cornstarch

0.5 teaspoons kosher salt

0.25 teaspoons cracked black pepper

5 large eggs

1 cup shredded gruyere cheese

1 cup honey-baked ham diced

1 prepared pie crust shell


Melt the butter in a large saute pan over medium heat and saute the leeks until they soften and begin to caramelize, stirring occasionally, 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from the heat, cool and reserve.

Whisk the cream, milk, cornstarch, salt, pepper, cayenne, nutmeg and eggs in a large mixing bowl. Scatter the leeks evenly over the bottom of the crust. Top with the cheese and ham. Pour the custard over the top and place in the oven on a large sheet tray.

Bake until the center is set and the crust is golden brown, 40 to 45 minutes. Let cool on a wire rack. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Kari Karch

Kari Karch is a 19-year veteran of the culinary industry, creator of Kiss the Cook, and the head chef and spokesperson for the Kenmore brand. She has made many notable appearances on ABC Morning News, on WGN, on the Cooking Channel and as a judge for the World Food Championships.