Recipe courtesy of Sheila Bethia

Savory 3-Cheese Quiche

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  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 1 hr 36 min
  • Prep: 25 min
  • Inactive: 1 min
  • Cook: 1 hr 10 min
  • Yield: 6 to 8 servings
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Ingredients

1 (9-inch) prepared pie shell (unbaked), recipe follows

1 cup grated Swiss

1/2 cup grated marbled jack

3 tablespoon grated Romano, plus 1 tablespoon

1/2 cup chopped medium onion

1 cup fresh broccoli florets

1 1/2 cup sliced fresh mushrooms

1/4 teaspoons dried marjoram

1/2 teaspoon dried basil

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

3 eggs

1 cup milk

1/2 cup half-and-half

7 or 8 cherry tomatoes

Sheila's Never Fail Pie Crust:

1 cup flour

6 tablespoons butter flavored shortening

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon sugar

3 tablespoons cold water

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degree F.
  2. Sprinkle the cheese over the bottom of the pie shell, then evenly distribute the onion, broccoli, and mushroom over the cheese layer. Mix the eggs and the spices together in a bowl. Add the milk and half-and-half and mix well. Pour over contents in the pie shell.
  3. Cut the cherry tomatoes in halves and place, cut side up, in a ring on top of the mixture. Sprinkle the 1 tablespoon of Romano over top. Bake for 15 minutes. Turn oven down to 300 degrees F and bake an additional 45 to 55 minutes or until cake tester inserted in middle comes out clean.

Sheila's Never Fail Pie Crust:

  1. Blend together with pastry blender until crumbly (like coarse cornmeal). Add cold water, 1 tablespoon at a time, mixing with a fork until mixture will hold together. Handle as little possible. Wrap in plastic wrap in a "patty" and chill for at least an hour. Roll out between Saran Wrap with very little flour. Place carefully in a pie plate, being careful not to stretch dough. Trim the edges.