I enjoy cooking and eating quiche, and as I’ve tried a few different recipes I’m feeling comfortable making modifications and “remixes” based on things I have on hand and ingredients I like. Awhile back my mom shared a recipe she called, “Christine’s Quiche,” and that was the basis of the quiche recipe I made today after church. Here’s that original recipe for “Christine’s Quiche,” I combined screenshots from my Paprika iPhone recipe app, using a Google Drawing document and uploaded this to my Flickr Pro account to share this.
Here are the ingredients I used today:
- 2 frozen deep dish pie crusts
- 5 pieces of thick bacon
- 2 large, cooked Italian sausage links
- small handful of baby spinich
- 1/4 of a green bell pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon of sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon of Aleppo red pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg
- 2 cups of shredded Monterey Jack and Cheddar cheese
- 6 eggs
- 1/2 cup of whipping cream
- 1/2 an onion, chopped
- Fresh, shredded parmesan cheese
These were my procedures:
- Fork prick the bottom of the frozen pie crusts, and bake them for 15 minutes in a 400 degrees preheated oven. Remove and cool.
- Cook bacon and set aside, cut or crumble by hand into small pieces.
- Saute chopped onion.
- Put half of broken bacon and half of sautéed onion in each pie shell.
- Chop up baby spinach and green pepper, put in bottom of pie crust.
- Chop up cooked Italian sausages, put 1 in each pie crust.
- Evenly sprinkle jack/cheddar cheese in each pie crust. Sprinkle some parmesan cheese too.
- In a blender, combine 6 eggs, sugar, nutmeg, and Aleppo pepper. Pour evenly over each pie crust.
- Bake for 15 minutes at 400 degrees, then reduce heat to 350 and bake for 35 more minutes.
- Let rest 10 minutes before cutting. Add sliced tomatoes on top before serving.
Turned out pretty good. If I’d planned ahead more, I would have defrosted the crust instead of cooking it first. The way I prepared it, it was a little overcooked but still tasted good. I also think I might have used a little more bacon, left out the sausage, and added more eggs, so maybe prepared the liquid ingredients with 8 eggs instead of just 6. Next time it will be even better! I love cooking for our family.