Appetizer Quiche Squares

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READY IN: 55mins
SERVES: 50
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • CRUST
  • 1 12
    cups all-purpose flour (unsifted)
  • 1 12
    cups finely crushed butter flavored crackers (Ritz crackers are good)
  • 23
    cup cold butter (butter-flavor Crisco COLD may be used if desired) or 2/3 cup margarine (butter-flavor Crisco COLD may be used if desired)
  • 12
    cup water
  • FILLING
  • 2
    cups swiss cheese (or to taste)
  • 1 12
    cups chopped ham (crumbled) or 1 1/2 cups cooked sausage, diced pepperoni, crumbled cooked bacon (crumbled)
  • 34
    cup thinly sliced green onion (with tops)
  • 14
    cup snipped fresh parsley
  • 1
    (4 ounce) jar diced pimentos, well drained (can use more if desired)
  • 5
    large eggs
  • 1
    cup whipping cream (unwhipped)
  • salt and pepper
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DIRECTIONS

  • Set oven to 400 degrees.
  • Prepare an ungreased 15 x 10-inch jelly-roll style pan.
  • FOR THE CRUST: In a bowl, combine flour and the crushed cracker crumbs.
  • Cut in butter until the mixture resembles coarse cornmeal.
  • Sprinkle with 1/2 cup water (a tablespoon at a time).
  • Toss with a fork until crumbs are completely moistened.
  • Press mixture into bottom of ungreased pan.
  • Prick crust WELL with a fork; set aside.
  • FILLING: Sprinkle Swiss cheese, ham (or what ever meat you are using), onions, parsley and pimentoes evenly over crust.
  • Beat eggs, cream, half and half, salt and pepper.
  • Pour over filled crust.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until set (crust may bubble during baking, and need to be pricked with a fork again).
  • Cool 5-10 minutes.
  • Cut into 1-1/2 - 2-inch sqares/pieces.
  • Serve warm.
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