Swiss Cheese Quiche (Julia Child)

Recipe by coconutty
READY IN: 45mins
SERVES: 4-6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 3
    eggs (or 2 eggs and 2 egg yolks)
  • whipping cream, half and half or milk
  • 12
    teaspoon salt
  • 1
    pinch pepper
  • 1
    pinch nutmeg
  • 12 - 1
    cup grated swiss cheese
  • 1 -2
    tablespoon butter, cut into pea-sized dots
  • 8
    inches pastry shells, partly cooked
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DIRECTIONS

  • 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.
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