Mozzarella, Tomato and Basil Quiche
photo by gjsisson
- Ready In:
- 1 sheet shortcrust pastry dough (ready rolled)
- 4 large eggs
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 2 tomatoes, cored and sliced
- 2 cups grated mozzarella cheese
- 20 fresh basil leaves, finely chopped
- salt and pepper, to taste
- Preheat the oven to 350°F or 180°C.
- Lay the sheet of pastry dough over a 9-inch quiche pan, pressing the dough gently into the crimped edges. Cut away any excess dough so the pastry is level with the top of the pan.
- Prick the base of the pastry with a fork.
- Lay half the sliced tomatoes evenly over the pastry. Scatter half the cheese and chopped basil over the tomatoes. Repeat with the rest of the tomatoes, cheese and basil.
- Mix the eggs and cream together and season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Pour carefully over the other ingredients in the pastry shell, leaving a little space for the mixture to rise slightly in the oven.
- Bake in the oven for 40-45 minutes or until the egg mixture is cooked and set.
- Let stand for 5 minutes before cutting.
- Serve hot or cold!
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Delicious and much prettier than the current cover photo! It's easier than other quiche and tomato pie recipies I've tried, but equally good, if not better. I used three heirloom tomatoes, sliced them into smaller pieces and squeezed out the juice, added a bit of chopped vidalia onion for another summer flavor, and used a mix of Italian cheeses, but otherwise stuck to the recipe. I probably will use a larger pie dish next time. It took over an hour to get a firm center. Thank you!
Great summer-time quiche! The only change I would make it to squeeze the juice out of the tomatoes. Instead of 2 regular tomatoes, I used three very big roma's which had quite a bit of juice, so my quiche was a little on the wet side. Even so, it was really great - you can't beat fresh basil and tomatoes! Mine baked for 50 minutes before being fully set.
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