Use this basic quiche recipe as the base for all of your baked egg creations! Filled with fluffy eggs, melty cheese, and featuring plenty of mix and match add-ons, you can’t go wrong. What will you put in yours?
• 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
• 1 tablespoon sugar
• 1/2 teaspoon salt
• 1/2 cup unsalted butter
• 1/4 cup vegetable shortening
• 1/4 cup ice water
• 4 large eggs
• 1 cup milk
• 1 cup heavy cream
• 1/4 teaspoon salt
• 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
• 1 cup shredded cheese gruyere, mozzarella, cheddar, provolone, or feta
• 1 1/2 cups add-ins
Add-Ins (mix and match)
• 1/2 cup cooked crumbled bacon
• 3/4 cup diced ham
• 3/4 cup cooked ground sausage
• 1 cup chopped frozen spinach thawed and drained
• 1 cup frozen broccoli thawed and drained
• 1 cup steamed asparagus cut into 1-inch pieces
• 1 cup sautéed sliced mushrooms
• 1/2 cup sautéed shallot or onion
1️⃣ In a large bowl, stir together flour, sugar, and salt. Slice the butter and shortening into small cubes. Use a pastry cutter to cut the butter and shortening into the flour, rocking the pastry cutter back and forth, until the mixture is the texture of a coarse meal or sand.
2️⃣ Slowly pour cold water into the flour mixture (about 1 tablespoon at a time, stirring between additions, until just mixed together. Do not overwork. Use your hands to gently press the dough into a ball. Flatten into a 2-inch disc. Wrap tightly with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before rolling.
3️⃣ Unwrap chilled dough and transfer to a lightly floured surface. Use a rolling pin to roll out into a large 12-inch circle, rolling from the center each time to keep the thickness even. Gently transfer crust to an un-greased pie plate, allowing the crust to hang over the edges of the pie plate. Roll and pinch or crimp the edges of your crust. Use a fork to prick holes into the bottom of the crust. Place parchment paper on top of the pie crust to create a bowl. Fill with pie weights or dried, uncooked beans. This will prevent the pie crust from sliding or bubbling. Bake in a 400 degree F oven for 10 minutes to par bake. Remove from oven and let sit until ready to fill.
1️⃣ In a medium-sized mixing bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, cream, salt, and pepper until well combined. Stir in desired cheese.
2️⃣ Place prepared add-ins into the bottom of the par-baked pie crust. Pour egg mixture over the top.
3️⃣ Bake in a pre-heated 350 degree oven for 40-45 minutes until center is set.