I'm a freak for quiche. It's so delicious and you never get tired of it since the combinations are endless! I'm personally way too lazy in the morning to make a pie crust (or most anytime of the day), so I buy mine. I've had good luck with Mrs. Smith's deep dish pie crusts that you can find in the freezer section. The key to quiche is keeping the ratios of the ingredients correct so that it comes out nicely. In this recipe you can change around the vegetables in it, just make sure they still add up to about two cups or less. You can add meat if you want also, just keep it between 1/4 and 1/2 of a cup. We like turkey sausage or ham!
1 Pie Crust, thawed
1/3 cup diced red onions
1/2 cup broccoli (steamed and chopped)
1/4 cup roasted red peppers, chopped
1/2 cup pepper jack cheese, grated
1/2 cup Italian cheese blend, grated
For the filling:
1 1/2 Tablespoons fresh dill, chopped
1/4 tsp pepper
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup milk (any type)
First off preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Take a fork and poke some holes into the bottom of your pie crust. This will keep it from bubbling up when you cook it. Now, bake your crust for 12 minutes. Pull out and set to the side to be filled.
Reduce the oven temperature to 325 degrees.
Have I ever mentioned how much I love cheese? I usually have to grate more because I eat half of it. Oops.
Mix your two types of cheese together and layer about 3/4 of it on the bottom of the pie crust.
Layer your veggies on top of the layer of cheese. Then top with the rest of the cheese.
Take a small bowl and mix together the filling ingredients. Whisk them together until blended
Slowly pour the egg filling into the pie crust.
Did you notice that talent? I poured and took a photo at the same time! Impressive, eh?
Back to the quiche. Be aware that if you are using a different pie crust you might have less room in it...stop pouring if you get to the top! Do not over fill or you'll have a smelly mess in your oven.
Is it just me, or does the quiche already look good? I love this stuff!!
Sorry, I keep getting distracted. Okay, put your quiche in the oven and cook it for approximately 60 minutes. Or 1 hour. Until the egg is set in the middle.
But...I won't tell if you cut it early. I always cave in and do.