Fall Harvest Quiche Recipe

Crustless Quiche
Uses Half An Acorn Squash

Here is an unusual but delicious crustless quiche recipe called a Harvest Quiche. It is not only delicious, with great eye appeal; the ingredients make use of other Fall ingredients besides the squash.

This restaurant quiche recipe not only tastes and looks great, it is very nutritious being high in vitamin C and A and also provides thiamin, protein, phosphorous, calcium, iron, riboflavin and niacin. Wow!

There is no doubt that you will wow your family and friends with this restaurant quiche recipe. Serve it for breakfast, lunch or dinner!

Gluten Free Harvest Quiche

Preparation time: 20 minutes. Serves 4.


  • 3 acorn squash, each about 1 1/2 - 2 pounds
  • 6 ounces bulk pork sausage
  • 3 baking apples (about 12 ounces), cored and sliced
  • 9 large beaten eggs
  • 3 tablespoons sliced green onions
  • 3/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese


  • Cut the acorn squash in half and scoop out the seeds and fiber using a spoon or scoop
  • Arrange the squash halves, cut side down, in baking pans and pour enough water into the pans to just cover the bottom of the pans
  • Bake at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes
  • In a skillet or baking pan, brown the sausage, breaking it into small pieces as it browns
  • Add the apple slices to the pan with the sausage and cook 2 - 3 minutes or until the apples just begin to get tender
  • Drain the sausage and the apple slices
  • Mix eggs with the green onion, nutmeg and salt
  • Turn squash halves cut side up and portion about 2 ounces of apples and 1 ounce of sausage into each half
  • Carefully pour about 4 ounces of egg mixture into each squash half
  • Bake at 350 degrees F for 25 minutes
  • Sprinkle each half with 1 tablespoon of cheese
  • Return the squash quiche to the oven and bake until knife inserted in egg mixture comes out clean (about 10 minutes longer)

Plate your quiche and serve with fresh fruit.

ENJOY your Harvest Quiche and the company of those you share it with!


Did you know? As best we can tell, quiche originated in Lorraine ( under German rule and then French) in the mid 1300’s.

The word ‘quiche’ is from the German word ‘Kuchen’, meaning cake.