Holiday Appetizer Quiche

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 5 min
  • Prep: 30 min
  • Cook: 35 min
  • Yield: 50 appetizers
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Ingredients

Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray

CRUST:

2 cups Pillsbury BEST® All Purpose Flour

1 tsp. salt

3/4 cup Crisco® Butter Shortening or 3/4 stick Crisco® Butter Shortening Sticks

5 tbsps. cold water

FILLING:

2 cups (8 oz.) shredded Swiss cheese

2/3 cup chopped ham, crumbled cooked sausage, diced pepperoni or crumbled cooked bacon

3/4 cup thinly sliced green onions, including tops

1/4 cup snipped fresh parsley

1 (4 oz.) jar diced pimentos, well drained

5 large eggs

1 cup heavy cream

1 cup half-and-half

1/4 tsp. pepper

Directions

  1. HEAT oven to 400 degrees F. Spray a 15 x 10-inch jelly-roll pan with no-stick cooking spray.
  2. CRUST:
  3. COMBINE flour and salt in medium bowl. Cut in shortening using pastry blender or 2 knives until all flour is blended in to form pea-size chunks. Sprinkle with water, 1 tablespoon at a time. Toss lightly with fork until dough forms ball.
  4. ROLL out dough between sheets of waxed paper to fit jelly-roll pan. Place dough in prepared pan, folding edges under. Flute edges. Prick crust with fork.
  5. FILLING:
  6. SPRINKLE cheese, ham, onions, parsley and pimentos evenly over crust. Beat eggs, cream, half-and-half, salt and pepper in medium bowl. Pour over filled crust.
  7. BAKE 35 minutes or until set. Cool 5 to 10 minutes. Cut into 2 x 1 1/2-inch pieces.

Cook’s Note

Crust may bubble during baking and need to be pricked with fork again.