Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr
This quiche has three types of cheese in it making it rich and custardy. It is very versatile. Any kind of meat, vegetable or herb can be added. I like it with spinach or asparagus. I've even fixed it with just fresh basil in it.
- 1 (9 inch) unbaked pie shells
- 3 eggs
- 1⁄2 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 6 ounces cheddar cheese, grated
- 6 ounces monterey jack cheese, grated
- 8 ounces small curd cottage cheese
- 1⁄4 cup flour
- 3 tablespoons butter, room temperature
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1⁄2 cup diced ham or 1⁄2 cup cooked bacon or 1⁄2 cup cooked sausage
- Beat together the eggs, milk and sugar.
- Add the cheeses, flour, butter, baking powder and meat of your choice and mix well.
- Pour into a 9-inch unbaking pie shell or quiche pan.
- Bake in a preheated 400 degree oven for approximately 60 minutes.
- If the crust starts getting too brown, wrap some foil around the crust.
I agree with kittycatmom. The oven's temperature was too high at 400 degrees. After I read kittycatmom's review, I checked my quiche and the edges were already brown after 10 minutes, so, I lowed the heat to 350 degrees and placed foil over the edges. I made my quiche with ham and mushrooms also, and used cheddar and muenster cheeses (since those are the cheeses I had in the fridge). The quiche is delicious. I, too, thank Crazycook for posting this recipe.
This is a good basic quiche recipe. I think any veggies or meat combinations can be added to this. I made one plain - cheeses only, and one with ham and mushrooms. Both were good. I think however the baking time and temperature needs to be adjusted. 400F for 1 hour is far to long and too high! I baked for 10 minutes at 400F then turned the temperature down to 350 for 30 minutes. Which worked just great. Thanks for posting Crazycook! Made for 2009 Spring PAC