Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins
Posted here for safekeeping. You can also use all milk instead of cream and omit the butter pieces on top. NOTE: As suggested by one reviewer (Dec. 13, 2010), I am revising the recipe to correct a typo. (Sorry for the inconvenience!)
- 3 eggs (or 2 eggs and 2 egg yolks)
- whipping cream, half and half or milk
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1 pinch pepper
- 1 pinch nutmeg
- 1⁄2-1 cup grated swiss cheese
- 1 -2 tablespoon butter, cut into pea-sized dots
- 8 inches pastry shells, partly cooked
- To partly bake the pastry shell:.
- Bake in middle of oven at 400 degrees F. for 8-9 minutes.
- For filling:.
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Place oven rack in upper third of oven.
- Beat eggs.
- Add enough cream (or milk or cream-milk combination) so that eggs and cream measure 1 1/2 cups total.
- Add salt, nutmeg and pepper; mix through.
- Stir in cheese. Check seasoning.
- Pour into pastry shell and distribute butter pieces on top. Place on baking sheet.
- Bake 25-30 minutes or til puffed and browned.
- Slide quiche onto a hot platter and serve.
This recipe has a typo, which is why it comes out weird for some folks and why I only gave it 3 stars. It's supposed to read something like, "enough milk or cream to equal 1 1/2 cups" - meaning you put three eggs in a 2 cup measure, beat them up, then add milk or cream up to the 1 1/2 cup line. That's way different from 1 1/2 cups of additional milk!
The recipe was in Julia's "The Way to Cook," I had it for a long time and relied on that recipe for all of my quiche variations. The original recipe would have gotten 5 stars from me.
I love this recipe just as is however, my husband doesn't like the consistency of quiche. So we compromised. I use 7 eggs and only 1 cup of cream. I also added some diced ham. It is great and my husband is happy with the consistency and flavor. Thanks for the recipe.
I only had a 9" pie dish and I couldn't fit all of the liquid in the dish. There is no way a 8" crust would work. It's still in the oven but I can tell that it won't be done in the stated time. Should be more specific on the liquid amount. I used 2 cups of half & half but even at 1 1/2 cups it would be too much. I'm dissapointed and it isn't even out of the oven yet.