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Clarion County Recipe of the Day: Ham & Cheese Quiche
This tasty recipe is excellent for your New Year’s Day brunch!
Ham & Cheese Quiche
1 – 14.1 oz. package refrigerated pie pastry
2 cups diced fully cooked ham
2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
2 teaspoons dried minced onion
4 large eggs
2 cups half-and-half cream
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
~Preheat oven to 400°.
~Unroll pastry sheets into two 9-in. pie plates; flute edges. Line unpricked pastry shells with a double thickness of heavy-duty foil. Fill with pie weights, dried beans or uncooked rice.
~Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until light golden brown. Remove foil and weights; bake 3 to 5 minutes longer or until bottom is golden brown. Cool on wire racks.
~Divide ham, cheese and onion between shells. In a large bowl, whisk eggs, cream, salt and pepper until blended. Pour into shells. Cover edges loosely with foil. Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean.
~Let stand 5 to 10 minutes before cutting.
~Each quiche makes six servings.
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