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Foodie Friday- Quiche!

Friday, November 8, 2013

It's that time of year again. Pie time! There's just something about the cooler weather that makes me want to get in the kitchen and bake. Whether it's the warmth of the oven or the delicious smells wafting through house. But with all the sweets we're sure to have around the holidays don't forget about pie's savory cousin quiche. A much healthier and equally delicious option to scratch that baking itch! Serve it up for dinner with a salad and your good to go! Here's a little video I made to show just how easy quiche making can be. 


Recipe

  • 1 basic pie crust, store-bought is fine
  • 6 eggs or 4 whole eggs and 2 egg whites
  • 1 cup milk (any kind, but the higher fat the better)
  • 2/3 cup half-and-half or cream
  • 1 cup grated sharp cheese, such as Swiss, cheddar, Gruyère or crumbled feta
  • 2 handfuls of fresh or frozen spinach
  • A pinch of grated nutmeg (optional)
  • A pinch of salt and pepper
Optional additions:
  • 1 medium onion, chopped and sautéed
  • 1 cup mushrooms, sliced and sautéed
  • 1 cup ham, diced
  • 3 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 3/4 cup cooked spinach, drained and patted dry and chopped
Serves 8



Directions

Pre-heat the oven to 425ºF.
Whisk the eggs in a large bowl and add the milk and half-and-half or cream. Whisk together thoroughly and then stir in the shredded cheese, spinach and seasoning. 
Pour the mixture into the pie crust and bake for 30 minutes. If the quiche still has a liquidy and jiggly center, bake for another 10 minutes. If firm, remove from the oven and allow it to cool slightly before serving. Quiche can be served at room temperature.



From my kitchen to yours. Happy baking everyone. Enjoy! xoxo

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