Rachel Ray's Basic Quiche Recipe

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Serves: 8
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1 pie crust, store bought is fine
6 eggs (or 4 whole eggs and 2 whites)
1 c whole milk
2/3 c cream or half-n-half
1 c grated sharp cheese (swiss, cheddar, gruyere or crumbled feta)
1 pinch grated nutmeg (optional)
1 tsp fresh thyme
pinch of salt and pepper
1 medium onion, chopped and sauteed
1 c mushrooms, sliced and sauteed
1 c ham, diced
3 slice bacon, cooked and crumbled
3/4 c cooked spinach or broccoli, drained well and chopped
3/4 c hash brown potatoes

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Susan Feliciano Recipe
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Oak Ridge, TN (pop. 29,330)
Member Since Jan 2011
Susan's notes for this recipe:
I got this from her web site. You can make it as individual as you like.
Sometimes I do quiche in a 9x12 cake pan with a flat crust, and cut into 2" squares, for hors d'oeuvres. Make sure it is totally set before cutting.
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Preheat oven to 425 degrees. If using fresh pie crust, line a deep pie plate or quiche dish with it.
Whisk the eggs in a large bowl and add the milk and cream. Whisk together thoroughly and then stir in the herbs and seasonings.
Sprinkle grated cheese on bottom of crust. If using any of the optional ingredients, sprinkle them on the bottom of the pie crust, too. Make sure your pie plate is large enough to hold everything. You may need to cut back on the cheese or a little of the milk if you use a lot of optional ingredients.
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.
If crust edges get dark, cover them with foil or a pie crust guard and keep cooking until the center of the quiche is set.
I normally have to cook mine for 35-40 minutes in a deep-dish quiche plate.

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user Susan Feliciano frenchtutor - Jan 29, 2011
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user Susan Feliciano frenchtutor - Jan 29, 2011
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user Colleen Sowa colleenlucky7 - Apr 1, 2011
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
user Dee Stillwell LILLYDEE - Apr 10, 2011
Susan, I make a similar recipe to this, and 6 eggs and that much liquid makes 2-9" quiches. I add alot of stuff to mine so I need the room. maybe that will work for u too. Nutmeg makes a quiche, I think. I love any excuse I can get to grate some into something. : D

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