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Halloween Recipe

For your family’s Halloween dinner, give this pumpkin and hot dogs quiche a try! The vibrant orange color will be a hit with the kids.
The pie crust is quick to make and doesn’t require any chilling time.  🎃

I adapted the recipe from Léa’s butterless pie crusts. Have fun with your family preparing this unique and delicious quiche!

Prep Time : 30 min

Cook Time
Pumpkin : 15 min
Quiche : 30 min


For the crust :

For the filling :

  • 1 small pumpkin or ½ cup (250 g) pumpkin puree
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 hot dogs
  • ½ cup (50 g) grated Swiss cheese
  • 1 tablespoon (15 g) cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup (60 g) plain Greek yogurt


Step 1 : The Pumpkin
  1. Bring (*) a large pot of water to a boil.
  2. Cut your pumpkin into large chunks.
  3. Place a few pieces in the boiling water for about 5 minutes.
  4. Using a knife, carefully remove the pumpkin skin. I recommend wearing thick kitchen gloves to protect yourself from the heat.
  5. Once all the pieces are peeled, cut them into large cubes and cook them in a pressure cooker for 15 minutes.

Step 2 : The Crust
  1. In a bowl, mix 1 ½ cup of flour with baking powder, then add 1/3 cup of warm water and 1/3 cup of oil. Quickly knead the mixture until you form a dough ball. Avoid over-kneading.
  2. Butter a tart pan about 9 inches in diameter (22 cm).
  3. Roll out the dough on a floured surface and gently place it in the pan. I find a silicone pastry mat helpful for rolling out the dough.
  4. Lightly prick it with a fork.

Preheat the oven to 350 °F (180 °C).

Step 3 : The Filling
  1. Once the pumpkin is cooked, put 1 ½ cup in a bowl. Blend it with a hand blender along with 2 eggs, 1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt, 1 tablespoon of cornstarch, and ½ cup grated Swiss cheese. Season with pepper and add 4 hot dogs, cut into rounds.
  2. Pour the mixture onto the crust and spread it evenly.
Step 4 : The Baking

Bake at 350 °F on the second rack, using the convection setting, for 30 minutes.


tarte potiron et petit lardon salée

You can enjoy the pumpkin quiche hot or cold. Bon appétit!

tarte potiron et petit lardon salée


Gisou’s Tips and Tricks

  • (*) By boiling the pumpkin for a few minutes before peeling, the skin becomes tender and easier to remove with a knife.
  • To save time in Step 1, as you peel one piece of pumpkin, add another to the boiling water.


Pumpkin and Hot Dogs Quiche

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