Quiche is a great answer to "What can I serve to a large group that is elegant and unique?" question. You might think that quiche can be boring or predictable - but it doesn't have to. Quiche is limitless! Just like all great recipes, you start with an easy base and by changing a couple of ingredients, you can make countless versions. Here are some of my favorites...

Basic Quiche Recipe :

1 Pastry Crust - I use store bought that you roll into your own pan, even though it drives my Mom crazy!
4 eggs
1 1/4 cup of Half & Half
Salt & Pepper
1/4 teaspoon of Cayenne Pepper

Roll out pie dough and place in a glass pie dish, crimping the edge artfully. Whisk together the remaining ingredients. Bake at 325 degrees for 45 minutes.

Goat Cheese Quiche :

3/4 cup of Swiss, shredded
1/4 cup of Soft Goat Cheese

After placing the pie crust in the pie dish and crimping the edges, scatter the Swiss cheese around the bottom of the shell. Pour in the egg mixture. Drop small dollops of the goat cheese around the top of the quiche. Bake at 325 degrees for 45 minutes.

Asparagus & Ham Quiche :

1/4 cup of asparagus, cut into 1 inch pieces
1/4 cup of ham, julienned
3/4 cup of Cheddar Cheese, shredded

After placing the pie crust in the pie dish and crimping the edges, scatter the Cheddar cheese, asparagus & ham around the bottom of the shell. Pour in the egg mixture. Bake at 325 degrees for 45 minutes.

White Cheddar & Chive Quiche :

1 cup of White Cheddar, shredded
2 tablespoons of Chives, minced

After placing the pie crust in the pie dish and crimping the edges, scatter the White Cheddar cheese around the bottom of the shell. Pour in the egg mixture. Sprinkle chives over the top of the quiche. Bake at 325 degrees for 45 minutes.


 
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