Bacon Jam quiche

The spices and salty – sweetness of the jam, combined with the depth and umami flavours of the cheese, are simply explosive for the taste buds.

Added to cream and eggs and the result is a luxurious quiche filling, encased in perfect short crust pastry for a beautifully textured, tasty treat.

Quiche Ingredients

250 g cake flour, plus extra for dusting

125 g cold, unsalted butter

400 ml pouring cream

8 eggs

160 g Chaloner Bacon jam

160 g mature cheddar cheese such as Dalewood Fromage Huguenot, grated

1 tsp. thyme (fresh or freeze-dried is best)

sea salt freshly ground black pepper

Quiche Method

Put the flour, butter and a pinch of sea salt into a food processor and pulse for 15 seconds, until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.

Add 4 Tbsp. of cold water and pulse for a few more seconds until it comes together.

Scoop onto a flour-dusted work surface and push and pat into a ball – don’t be tempted to knead it. Wrap and rest in the fridge for 30 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 180°C.

Lightly oil a non-stick loose-bottomed tart tin (25cm diameter, 4cm deep).

Roll out the pastry on a flour-dusted surface, turning it every so often, until it’s just under ½cm thick. Gently roll it up around the rolling pin, then unroll it over the oiled tin and ease it into the sides, letting the excess pastry overhang.

Prick the base all over with a fork, place on a baking tray, then bake blind for 30 minutes, or until lightly golden.

Cool, trim off the excess pastry, and set aside while you prepare the quiche filling.

Whisk the rest of the ingredients together with 1 tsp. salt and a few cracks of pepper, in a large bowl.

Pour the filling into the pastry case and bake for 30 – 40 minutes – just until the filling is almost, but not quite set.

Remove and leave to cool before serving.


The versatility of our preserves means that they can be enjoyed in a variety of ways.

We love the sweet and savoury aspect of our Bacon Jam, Onion Marmalade and Plum & Onion Preserve.

They work brilliantly in quiches, tartlets and other pastries – perfect as appetizers.

We use them for our tartlets served as options on our breakfast menu.

Come visit us in our Tasting Room to taste these delights.

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