Friday, May 28, 2010

PieDay Friday-Ham and Bacon Quiche

A quiche is a pie, right? Well at least for the purposes of this post, I declare a quiche to be a pie. If you don't like it and wish I had posted something sweet, rich and decadent....wait until next Friday. I will be offering up a Caramel Toffee Mocha Pie. Why not this week, you ask? Well Thursday was my brother-in-law, Kevin's birthday but we will be celebrating it on Saturday.  You may all remember that he is a bit of a pie fiend, so I came up with the idea to make him a pie with some of his favorite ingredients as a gift. I didn't really want to give him a 2 and half day old pie, so the recipe and the rest of the story must wait.

This quiche, I ummm mean pie, is hearty enough to serve for dinner but airy enough for a brunch. The two types of cheese create a nicely balanced layer of flavors that compliment and elevate the other ingredients.

Tips:
  • To prevent the edges from getting as browned as mine did, place a ring of foil around the outer perimeter of the quiche for the first 20 minutes of baking. Remove it for the final 20-25 minutes.
  • White or yellow onions or even chives may be substituted for the green onions.
  • Smoked Gouda is commonly found in the form of a small wheel, so you will have to grate it yourself or substitute it completly for Cheddar.
  • If you don't want ham or bacon in the quiche, simply omit them and add an additional 1/2 cup of half and half.
  • Spinach can be added to make it a bit more like a Quiche Lorraine.  Just make sure the spinach is VERY well dried before adding it to the egg mixture.

Bacon and Ham Quiche

1 9 inch unbaked pie crust
4 slices crisply cooked bacon, crumbled
1/2 cup ham, diced
1/4 cup green onion, diced
4 eggs
1 1/2 cups half and half
1/2 cup Swiss cheese, grated
1/4 cup Smoked Gouda, grated (or Cheddar)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon white pepper

Place bacon, ham, and onion on bottom of pie crust. In a large mixing bowl, lightly beat the eggs. Whisk in the half and half, cheese and seasonings. Pour egg mixture into pie crust. Bake at 375 for 40-45 minutes or until the center is set.

7 comments:

Denise said...

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sEy said...

love the pie :) I'll try it.

following you from Simply Stacie’s Fun Friday Follow

Beth said...

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Happy Friday!!

My Wee View said...

Thanks so much for linking up for the Fun Follow Fridays. I hope that you found some new blogs to follow and that you got some new followers as well!

Please make sure to link up again Next week.

Thanks again,

Lynette & Stacie
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Paula@One Mom's Corner of the World said...

This looks really good! I'm visiting from Fun Follow Friday. I signed up to be your follower.

Jerri said...

This sounds delicious! Thanks for linking up!

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