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    Deep Dish Eggy Quiche

    Deep Dish Eggy Quiche. Photo by HeatherFeather

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    Total Time:

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    55 mins

    15 mins

    40 mins

    HeatherFeather's Note:

    I have been hunting for a really great quiche recipe that isn't too cheesey -I like mine to be more eggy. I found a version of this recipe in a community cookbook submitted by a former neighbor. This is my interpretation of her basic recipe. I used cooked diced bacon in this and left out the sauteed veggies. Hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

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    • 9 inches pie pastry crust, unbaked
    • 1 cup swiss cheese, shredded (measured in a measuring cup not weighed)
    • 3/4-1 cup diced cooked ham or 3/4-1 cup diced cooked bacon or 3/4-1 cup crumbled cooked bacon
    • 1/4-1/2 cup onions (optional) or 1/4-1/2 cup green peppers (optional) or 1/4-1/2 cup mushroom, sauteed in a little butter until limp (optional)
    • fresh nutmeg (for grating) or ground nutmeg, to taste

    Custard Base


    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
    2. 2
      Line an UNGREASED deep dish pie plate with the pie pastry, folding edges over and crimping decoratively.
    3. 3
      Use a measuring cup to portion out the shredded cheese (if you go by the weight in ounces/grams, you will end up with excess cheese, as shredded cheese is very lightweight.) Sprinkle cheese over pastry, following by the meat, and sauteed vegetables (if using).
    4. 4
      Using a whisk, combine the eggs, milk, cream,flour, and melted butter (cooled slightly, but still liquid) until well combined. Season to taste with some salt and white pepper (black is fine if you don't mind seeing the specks). Be careful with the seasoning if you have added bacon, as the bacon already can add quite a bit of salt.
    5. 5
      Pour over the meat, cheese, and veggies.
    6. 6
      Using a microplane grater or a nutmeg grater, freshly grate a light dusting of nutmeg over the entire surface of the quiche to taste (don't go overboard).
    7. 7
      Bake in the center of your preheated oven for 40 minutes or until it has puffed,is bubbling, is very lightly browned, and a knife inserted near the center comes out clean.
    8. 8
      It will still jiggle like chilled gelatin, but should not be watery or slosh around.
    9. 9
      Do not overcook or it will get tough.
    10. 10
      Let cool 10 minutes before slicing into 8 slices.
    11. 11
      If you don't let it cool the 10 minutes, it will fall apart.
    12. 12
      The puffiness will sink during the cooling period and the quiche will flatten out quite a bit-this is normal.
    13. 13
      You can leave out the vegetables entirely or mix up several of the veggies together.
    14. 14
      You can also substitute more veggies (or other veggies such as cooked broccoli or sauteed zucchini slices) for all of the meat.
    15. 15
      I like my quiche to be more eggy, less cheesey- if you like it to be really cheesey, add an additional 1/2 cup cheese.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 08, 2002


      this was delicious! reminded me of a long lost recipe i had for quiche lorraine, but the mushrooms are a nice addition. thanks heather

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    • on December 23, 2010


      Delicious! Worked really well. Used 2x the olive oil crust plus added some ingredients and used a fairly large pan.

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    • on March 01, 2004


      This is just like the Quiche Loraine that they make in Quebec Canada - what my husband refers to as "airplane food"! I broiled the bacon & patted dry with paper towels, added sauteed onions & mixed 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg into the custard. Pay attention to the DEEP DISH part of the instructions - I didn't notice that so I had a "bubble over" in my oven. Thanx Heather!

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    Nutritional Facts for Deep Dish Eggy Quiche

    Serving Size: 1 (129 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 356.8
    Calories from Fat 251
    Total Fat 27.9 g
    Saturated Fat 13.3 g
    Cholesterol 171.4 mg
    Sodium 205.5 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 13.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.8 g
    Sugars 0.4 g
    Protein 12.8 g

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