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Dinner Tonight: March 14, 2016 Quiche

Quiche

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Celebrate with a pie-eating contest, or come up with as many "pi" puns as you can!

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Today is Pi Day! How many ways can you think of that math and numbers are involved in your everyday life outside of school?

Quiche is easier to customize than you may think! Like pizza toppings, you can fill one half of a quiche with certain ingredients, and the other half with something else. Just be sure to mark which side is which with a toothpick or garnish for easy serving.

This recipe comes to us from FDP team member Grace Taylor.

Ingredients

Serves 4

  • 1 pie shell (frozen or otherwise pre-made is fine)
  • 2 eggs, plus 2 egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. ground white pepper
  • 4 ounces Swiss cheese, grated
  • 8 oz. bacon (about 8 slices), cut into 1/2 inch pieces and microwaved or fried
  • Microwaved bite-sized broccoli, asparagus or other cooked veggies
  • Other add-ins you have on hand (diced ham, fresh cherry tomatoes cut in half, etc.)

Serves 4

  • 1 pie shell (frozen or otherwise pre-made is fine)
  • 2 eggs, plus 2 egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. ground white pepper
  • 4 oz. Swiss cheese, grated
  • 8 oz. microwaved bite-sized broccoli
  • Other add-ins you have on hand (fresh cherry tomatoes, asparagus or other cooked veggies, etc.)

Instructions

  1. Adjust oven rack to middle position and preheat to 375 degrees.
  2. Crisp the empty pie shell as follows: Line it with a layer of aluminum foil, making sure to cover the edges so they don’t burn. Place some dried beans on top, pressing them into corners. Place shell on a baking sheet and bake for about 10 minutes.
  3. Prepare bacon, veggies and other add-ins.
  4. Whisk all remaining ingredients except cheese in a medium bowl.
  5. As soon as shell comes out of the oven, remove the foil & beans. (Save the bean to crisp future quiches or pies.) Spread cheese and add-ins evenly over bottom and set shell, which is still on baking sheet, back on rack.
  6. Pour in egg mixture. Place pie ring or aluminum foil strips over edge of shell, to prevent burning of edges.
  7. Bake until lightly golden brown, a knife blade inserted about one inch from the edge comes out clean and center feels set but soft–about 30-35 minutes.
  1. Adjust oven rack to middle position and preheat to 375 degrees.
  2. Crisp the empty pie shell as follows: Line it with a layer of aluminum foil, making sure to cover the edges so they don’t burn. Place some dried beans on top, pressing them into corners. Place shell on a baking sheet and bake for about 10 minutes.
  3. Prepare broccoli and other add-ins.
  4. Whisk all remaining ingredients except cheese in a medium bowl.
  5. As soon as shell comes out of the oven, remove the foil & beans. (Save the bean to crisp future quiches or pies.) Spread cheese and add-ins evenly over bottom and set shell, which is still on baking sheet, back on rack.
  6. Pour in egg mixture. Place pie ring or aluminum foil strips over edge of shell, to prevent burning of edges.
  7. Bake until lightly golden brown, a knife blade inserted about one inch from the edge comes out clean and center feels set but soft–about 30-35 minutes.

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