This versatile quiche recipe gives you the essential ingredients for a delicious French pie. It offers endless filling choices with or without a crust.
1 single 9″ pie crust or 1 buttered container of your choice
3 whole large eggs
3/4 cup milk, cream, or half and half
1 cup or more filling of meat, seafood, and/or vegetables of choice
salt and pepper, other seasonings, or herbs to taste
1/4 cup packed grated cheese, Italian Five Cheese blend is an excellent choice
Using a cooked pie crust or generously buttered dish for a crustless quiche:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Crack eggs into a bowl and scramble then add milk, cream, or half and half to the eggs and mix together, set aside.
Fill quiche dish with filling ingredients of your choice.
Pour egg mixture over quiche filling.
Season to taste.
Sprinkle cheese evenly over the egg mixture and bake for 35 minutes.
Let it sit for a few minutes before slicing and serving.
Cook 3/4 cup of thinly sliced onion (about 1/2 of a large onion) on low in 2 tablespoons of butter for 10 minutes until caramelized and layer in the bottom for any quiche for a lightly sweet onion taste.
Make a French onion quiche by using 1 cup of caramelized onions for the filling and mozzarella cheese.
For a cheese quiche, substitute 1 cup of your favorite cheese or cheeses for the filling ingredient making the last 1/4 cup sprinkle of cheese optional.
Freeze quiche, wrapping it well, and conveniently re-heat it in the microwave or oven before serving.