Garden Tomato Herb Quiche

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Recipe by Chef mariajane

Showcase the finest tomatoes of the season in this gorgeous quiche. A light and flaky pie crust made with Crisco shortening is filled with eggs, cream fresh basil, three cheeses, and then decorated with plump and juicy tomato slices. Scrumptious!! I found this recipe in one of our local papers, and once I tried it our family loved it, had to share it with everyone.

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Directions

  1. Heat oven to 425°F Prepare single pie crust, adding garlic salt to mixture. Roll out dough. Place in 9-inch pie plate or quiche dish. Press to fit without stretching dough. Brush with beaten egg. Bake 10 minutes. Place on cooling rack. Reduce oven temperature to 350°F.
  2. Cook and stir onion in 1 Tablespoon oil in small skillet on medium heat until softened. Spoon into partially baked pie crust. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese.
  3. Combine 1/4 cup oil, basil, pepper and garlic in small food processor. Blend at high speed until smooth.
  4. Beat eggs in large bowl. Add half-and-half, ricotta cheese, and 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese. Stir or whisk until well blended. Add basil mixture slowly. Stir until well blended. Pour over cheese in pie crust.
  5. Bake at 350F for 20 minutes. Top with tomato slices. Bake 30 minutes or until center is firm. Immediately sprinkle with remaining Parmesan cheese. Serve hot, warm or cold.

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