Quiche

This breakfast or brunch pie brings together your favorite meat, cheese, and vegetables into one elegant dish. A versatile recipe that can fit into any life-style--the classic, low fat, or vegetarian.


Quiche

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Servings: 6
Prep Time: 25 mins
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Ingredients
  • 1   
    Pastry for Single-Crust Pie or 1/2 of a 15-ounce package rolled refrigerated unbaked pie crust (1 pie crust)
  • 4   
    eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 1/2  cups 
    half-and-half, light cream, or milk
  • 1/4  cup 
    sliced green onions
  • 1/4  teaspoon 
    salt
  • 1/8  teaspoon 
    black pepper
  •  
    Dash ground nutmeg
  • 3/4  cup 
    chopped cooked ham, chicken, or crabmeat (about 3 1/2 ounces)
  • 1 1/2  cups 
    shredded Swiss, cheddar, Monterey Jack, and/or Havarti cheese (6 ounces)
  • 1   tablespoon 
    all-purpose flour
Directions
1.
Prepare and roll out Pastry for Single-Crust Pie or unroll refrigerated pie crust according to package directions. Line a 9-inch pie plate with pastry. Trim; crimp edge as desired. Line unpricked pastry with a double thickness of foil. Bake in a 450 degree F for 8 minutes. Remove foil. Bake for 4 to 5 minutes more or until pastry is set and dry. Remove from oven. Reduce oven temperature to 325 degrees F.
2.
Meanwhile, in medium bowl stir together eggs, half-and-half, green onions, salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Stir in ham. In a small bowl toss together the cheese and flour. Add to egg mixture; mix well.
3.
Pour egg mixture into hot, baked pastry shell. Bake in the 325 degree Foven for 40 to 45 minutes or until knife inserted near center comes out clean. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. Makes 6 servings.
Variation
  • Lower Fat Quiche: Prepare as above, except substitute Oil Pastry for the Pastry for Single-Crust Pie. Substitute 1 cup refrigerated or frozen egg product, thawed, for the eggs, fat-free milk for the cream, and use reduced-fat cheddar, Swiss, or Monterey Jack cheese for the cheese.
    Nutrition Facts per serving: 341 cal., 17 g total fat (6 g sat., fat), 31g chol., 762mg sodium, 26 g carbo., 1 g fiber, 19 g pro.
    Daily Values: 20% vit. A, 2% vit. C, 29% calcium, 14% iron
    Exchanges: 1.5 Starch, 2 Very-Lean Meat, 3 Fat
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 453, Fat, total (g) 31, chol. (mg) 199, sat. fat (g) 14, carb. (g) 25, fiber (g) 1, pro. (g) 19, vit. A (IU) 631.67, vit. C (mg) 1.77, sodium (mg) 540, calcium (mg) 313, iron (mg) 2.16, Starch () 1.5, Medium-Fat Meat () 2, Fat () 4, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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