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Spinach Quiche

A simple French classic, this easy recipe is deceptively simple and is perfect for any time of day! Enjoy drizzled with hollandaise or béarnaise sauce.


  • Crust
  • 1 cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1/4 cup Nutiva Organic Shortening (softened)
  • 1/4 cup Milk (can be substituted with cold water)
  • Filling
  • 4 Eggs (beaten)
  • 1 1/2 cups Milk (can be substituted with cream, half & half, rice milk, or almond milk)
  • 1/2 cup Onion (caramelized)
  • 1 1/2 cups Baby Spinach (fresh)
  • 1 cup Swiss Cheese (shredded; can be substituted with cheese of your choice)
  • 1 pinch Sea Salt
  • 1 pinch Ground Black Pepper


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F.
  2. Starting with the crust, sift flour & salt together and mix well.
  3. Beat in shortening until mixture is crumbed. Add in milk or water until dough is smooth.
  4. Roll dough into a ball, then inside a greased 9″ pie tin, press outward and up to the edges, then flute the edges with your fingertips or a fork.
  5. Sprinkle filler ingredients (caramelized onions, raw spinach, and cheese) into the crust.
  6. Whisk together eggs and milk in a medium mixing bowl, then stir in salt & pepper. Pour egg mixture over filler ingredients, mixing if you prefer, but making sure that the fillers are covered completely by the egg mixture.
  7. Bake for 30 minutes on oven’s center rack, or until center is no longer jiggly. Note that the center may rise into a pillow while baking, but this is fine – it will settle once it is taken out of the oven and allowed to cool.


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  1. Susan Tosswill says:

    Spinach Quiche: Ingredients list Nutiva shortening, but Instructions (step 3) use butter. Do you have an editor?

    1. Nutiva Team Nutiva says:

      Hi Susan! Our apologies. This has been fixed.

  2. Iris Martin says:

    Hi. I have just been reading about the Nutiva shortening and have ordered some to try with my pie crust recipe. The recipe calls for shortening and I have always used Crisco but am going to give this a try. My question is:
    Do I use same amount Nutiva shortening as the Crisco No Fail Pie Crust, which calls for 1 cup shortening.
    And i usually make apple pies and freeze them and then bake from frozen during winter months, so would I be able to freeze if making pies using Nutiva shortening?
    Thank you.

    1. Nutiva Team Nutiva says:

      Hi, Iris! Yes, you should be able to swap the Nutiva shortening out for Crisco. Let us know if you try it! Enjoy:)

  3. jean says:

    Are any if your oils appropriate for frying chicken or battered vegetables?

    1. Nutiva Team Nutiva says:

      Hi Jean,
      The smoke point of Nutiva refined coconut oil is 450°F / 232 °C and may be the best for your needs.

  4. Adriana says:

    can I substitute the all purpose flour with coconut flour if so how much would I use?

    1. Nutiva Team Nutiva says:

      Hi, Adriana! No, that would not yield a 1-to-1 ratio. Using Coconut Flour is very specific, so unless we tried the recipe with all purpose flour vs. the Coconut Flour, we can not be certain how it would turn out. If you check out 13 Things to Know About Coconut Flour ( you could likely work backward from there. Let us know if you try it!

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