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By Alex Hayes | Broker in Seattle, WA

CLASSIC CHEESE QUICHE (Makes a 9 inch quiche to serve 6)

Will serve this dish to my Open House ... Home made :)

Enjoy this cheese quiche as is or embellish it with crumbled bacon, sautéed leeks or roasted vegetables.

  • 1 Grand Central U-Bake Pie Shell
  • 4 eggs
  • 0.5 cup cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • 5 ounces grated gruyere or Swiss cheese
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

BLIND BAKE PIE SHELL

  • Preheat the oven to 375 F. Use a fork to dock, or poke several holes in, the b0ttom of the shell.
  • Cover with a piece of parchment paper or tin foil and fill the shell with 3-4 cups of dried beans.
  • Place in the middle of the preheated oven and reduce temperature to 350 F
  • Bake for 25 minutes. 
  • Remove shell from the oven and carefully remove the parchment paper or foil and beans.
  • Return empty shell to the oven for about 5 minutes and bake until lightly golden.

MAKE CUSTARD AND FILL PIE SHELL

  • Whisk eggs, milk and cream together with salt and pepper.
  • Fold in grated cheese and pour mixture into the shell.
  • Sprinkle any additional ingredients into custard.

BAKE

  • Turn oven down to 325 F and bake on the center rack of the oven for about 35-45 minutes or until custard is set.
  • Rotate the pan halfway through the baking time to ensure even color.

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