Putnam's Market Quiche
- For the crust:
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/3 cup vegetable shortening, chilled
- 3 tablespoons iced water
- Flour, for dusting
- Egg Mixture:
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup half-and-half
- 1 pinch black pepper
- 1 pinch dry mustard
- 1 pinch paprika
- For the Filling:
- 6 slices bacon, cooked and chopped coarsely
- 1/3 cup diced yellow onion, sauteed until translucent
- 3 ounces Gruyere, grated
- 3 ounces Swiss Emmental, grated
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Make the crust: In a large bowl, combine the flour and the salt. Cut in the shortening. Add water to bring the dough together. Roll the dough out on a floured surface and place into a 9-inch pie plate.
Make the egg mixture: In another bowl, whisk together the eggs, half-and-half, pepper, dry mustard and paprika. Set aside.
Assemble: Sprinkle the bacon, then onion, and then the cheeses on top of the crust, saving 1 chopped slice of bacon for the top garnish. Pour the egg mixture slowly into the shell to the rim. Sprinkle the reserved bacon on top of the quiche.
Cover with foil and bake for 35 minutes. Then remove the foil and finish baking for 10 minutes. Cool on wire rack. Serve warm or at room temperature.
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