Ramp Quiche

This recipe calls for ramps leaves only, which is the sustainable way of harvesting ramps (the bulbs take many years to grow back). Also, the pie crust is low fat and very easy to roll out - it's my take on a popular German pie crust called Quark-Ölteig (quark oil pie crust). I always use Greek yogurt instead of quark and it works great as a substitute.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
1 10-inch quiche


Pie Crust:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • cup plain fat-free Greek yogurt, or more as needed

  • 2 tablespoons 2% milk

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 1 pinch salt


  • 1 cup low-fat sour cream

  • ½ cup heavy cream

  • 2 large eggs

  • 1 bunch ramps leaves, rinsed and dried

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • freshly ground black pepper to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease a 10-inch tart pan.

  2. Combine 1 cup plus 3 tablespoons flour, baking powder, Greek yogurt, milk, oil, and salt in a bowl with a wooden spoon until a ball forms. Add more milk or Greek yogurt, 1 tablespoon at a time, if dough is dry and crumbly.

  3. Transfer dough to a lightly floured countertop and knead with your hands until smooth. Roll out to fit the tart pan. Line the bottom and sides of the tart pan with the dough. Trim any overhang or crimp it. Prick the bottom of the pie crust several times with a fork.

  4. Whisk sour cream, heavy cream, and eggs together in a bowl. Finely chop ramps. Stir chopped ramps into the filling and season with salt and pepper. Pour mixture into the crust.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until the crust is golden and pulls away from the pan and the filling is set, about 30 minutes. Remove from the oven and let stand for 10 to 15 minutes before cutting.

Cook's Notes:

Use any oil with a neutral flavor like canola or sunflower oil.

You can use only all-purpose flour, or for a healthier version, use half whole wheat or whole spelt flour and half all-purpose flour.

If you want to garnish the quiche with ramps leaves, slice them lengthwise into even strips and place them on the quiche after approximately 15 minutes of baking.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

253 Calories
14g Fat
26g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 253
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 7g 34%
Cholesterol 79mg 26%
Sodium 425mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 8mg 40%
Calcium 126mg 10%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 207mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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