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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Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray


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


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


  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.
  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.