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Happy New Years Day Quiche

 

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Here is a great fresh quiche that can be made ahead of time and re-heated on New Years Day. It’s also a lovely recipe that can be played with ingredients wise. This is the basic recipe but we’ll tell you, we usually always add bacon (at least in Susie’s house!) and asparagus is always a tasty addition. Remember….make it ahead!! Cooking is never fun with a hangover. Never. Ever.

                                                            Happy New Years Day Quiche

Ingredients

1 bottom pie crust (recipe below)

1/4 cup olive oil
1 bunch broccoli, cut into florets
3 cups chopped fresh spinach
chopped shallots
minced garlic

4 eggs
1 cup milk (we used 1%)
1 tablespoon minced fresh rosemary or 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
1 tablespoon dried parsley
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon cracked pepper

1 cup shredded smoked cheddar cheese, divided
1 cup shredded Swiss cheese, divided
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Directions

Press with your fingers your pie dough evenly into the bottom of your 9-inch pie plate. Put into the freezer until your filling is done. Don’t forget that the lovely thing about this pie crust is that it is a no roll crust. Just press into your pie plate and wah lah! – A delicious tender lovely crust. I could literally just sprinkle some cinnamon and sugar on this crust, bake it and call it a day. But I digress (again, geez).

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add shallots and garlic; saute 5 minutes and then add broccoli, stir until crisp-tender. Stir in the chopped spinach; cook and stir 4-5 minutes longer or until greens are wilted.

Fill crust with broccoli mixture.

In a small bowl, whisk eggs, milk, rosemary, parsley, sea salt and cracked pepper. Stir in both the 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese and 1 cup Swiss cheese and the Parmesan cheese. Pour over vegetables. Sprinkle with remaining cheeses.

Bake 30-35 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Let stand about 15 minutes before cutting.

No Roll Pie Crust (from Joy the Baker)

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

3/4 teaspoon salt

2 Tablespoons sugar

1/8 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 cup (4 Tablespoon) frozen butter that has been grated on a cheese grater (or cut up very small)

1/4 cup vegetable oil (I used almond oil)

1 Tablespoon cream cheese, at room temperature

2 Tablespoons cold milk

In a medium sized bowl combine flour, salt, baking powder and sugar.  Whisk together.

Add frozen butter that has been grated on a cheese grater (or cut up into small pieces) and the tablespoon of cream cheese.  With your fingers, work the cream cheese and butter into the flour mixture, breaking the butter and cream cheese up until they’re in well incorporated into the flour.  Some butter bits will be tiny, other the size of small peddles.  The dough may even begin to some together in a rough, sandy kind of way.

Combine the milk and oil.  Whisk together.  Add all at once to the flour and butter mixture.  With a fork, begin to combine the ingredients, making sure that all of the flour mixture is introduced to the liquid.  The mixture does not need to come together into a ball.  Leave it a bit shaggy and dump the dough into a clean 9-inch pie plate.  With your fingers,  press the dough evenly into the bottom of the pie plate and up the sides.  Try to get the dough as even as possible, but don’t worry if you can’t. It doesn’t have to be perfect.

Place the prepared crust in the freezer while you preheat the oven and prepare your filling.

 

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One Response to “Happy New Years Day Quiche”

  1. JoAnn Jeffrey says:

    Will you please come to my house and make this?

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