OOO boy this is one of my favorite brunch dishes (sounds a bit like OOO cher looks like you gotta cajun in your pocket). I use it for all sorts of meals and occasions and it is simple and elegant. Over the years I have been able to perfect the cooking time and temperature to make it JUUUUUUUSSSST right! Serve it for breakfast brunch with some muffins, Poppyseed Bread, and/or fruit, or serve it for lunch dinner with a large garden salad.
- 1, 9-inch pie crust (I prefer Marie Callenders deep dish to hold all the ingredients without spillage)
- 12 slices of bacon, cooked and chopped
- 1 cup shredded Swiss cheese
- 1/3 cup minced onion
- 4 eggs, beaten
- 2 cups of light cream
- 3/4 t. salt
- 1/4 t. white sugar
- 1/8 t. cayenne pepper
- Place pie crust on foil lined baking sheet.
- Layer bacon, cheese and onion evenly in the bottom of your pie crust
- Whisk together eggs, cream, salt, sugar, and cayenne pepper in a medium bowl.
- Pour mixture evenly over bacon, cheese and onion into the pie shell (If using a deep dish shell it will come right to the top)
- Carefully place baking sheet with pie crust in the refrigerator to chill for a few hours or preferably overnight. You can cook this without chilling, but the consistency will not be as firm.
- When you are ready to bake, preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- Bake quiche on baking sheet in preheated oven for 15 minutes.
- Reduce heat to 325 and bake an additional 30 minutes.
- To check for "doneness" (yeah not sure if that is a word but work with me), insert knife 1 inch from edge and check to see if it comes out clean.
- Allow quiche to sit for 10 minutes.
- Cut into wedges and serve.
Don't forget to check out What's on the Menu from Monday and look forward to a One Thousand Gifts post tonight or tomorrow.