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The Ultimate Quiche

  • Author: kate jones

Description

This Ultimate Quiche is perfect for special occasions. It makes two pies, so it’s perfect for feeding a crowd, freezing a pie for the future, or sharing with another family!


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Ingredients

½ pound bacon
10 ounce package baby spinach
1 cup sour cream (light is fine)
Kosher salt and pepper to taste
2 unbaked pie crusts (or store-bought)
1 onion, minced
½ pound diced mushrooms
2 cup diced ham
16 ounces shredded Colby Jack or sharp cheddar cheese
4 ounces shredded Parmesan cheese
8 eggs
1 cup half and half
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley


Instructions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cook the bacon (our favorite way is in the oven, but you can do it on the stovetop if you prefer). Drain on a paper towel, chop or crumble, and set aside.

Sauté spinach in bacon drippings. Add onions and cook until softened, then add mushrooms and parsley. Remove from heat and stir in the ham and bacon. Add the sour cream to the mixture and season with salt and pepper. Divide into each pie crust. Sprinkle the cheeses over the pies.

Mix eggs and half and half. Pour over pies. Place pies in oven (on a baking sheet if they’ll fit–it will keep any overflowing eggs from stinking up your oven.) Bake 45-50 minutes or until tops are puffed and golden brown. Let stand 5-10 minutes. Each pie serves 8.


Notes

If reheating, cover pie with foil and bake at 325 for about 20-30 minutes, checking frequently to make sure it’s not getting too brown. You could also pop it in the microwave, but individual slices do better in the microwave than an entire pie.

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