November 7, 2009

BROCCOLI - ZUCCHINI CHEDDAR CHEESE QUICHE

1 prepared pie crust or homemade pie crust
1 tbsp. vegetable oil
1 c. onions, chopped
1 c. shredded cheddar cheese
1 1/2 c. frozen broccoli, defrosted
1/3 c. zucchini slices (use sm. zucchini)
3/4 c. half & half
2 eggs
1/2 tsp. salt
Pinch of pepper

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place a cookie sheet in the middle of your oven. Prick the pie crust all over with a fork. Place the pie pan on the cookie sheet and bake for 5 minutes in the preheated oven to set the crust.

While the crust is baking, heat the oil in a small skillet over medium high heat. Add the onions and saute them until lightly browned, 2 to 3 minutes.

Remove the crust from the oven. Sprinkle the shredded cheese over the bottom of the pie crust, then add the onions. Place the broccoli florets with the stems facing the center around the outside of the crust. Next lay the zucchini slices in an over-lapping pattern toward the middle of the crust. Finally, add a couple of small florets in the center.

In a medium size bowl, combine the half and half, eggs and salt. Mix until smooth, then pour this into the quiche pan. Return the pan to the oven.

Bake for 10 minutes, then adjust the temperature down to 350 degrees and continue cooking until a knife inserted into the custard comes out clean, about 20 minutes. Remove and let quiche stand for a few minutes before cutting.

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