Breakfast Quiche

Breakfast Quiche

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Breakfast Quiche is perfect for a weekend brunch or for a light supper with a salad. 

Serving Breakfast Quiche with Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

I love this recipe. It’s simple. And very tasty. It’s elegant and pretty enough for special entertaining, such as a Mother’s Day Brunch, or for Christmas or Easter. Yet it’s easy enough to make when you want a light dinner in the spring or summer.

 

Ingredients Needed to Make Breakfast Quiche

For the Crust:

  • all-purpose flour
  • salt
  • vegetable shortening
  • water

For the Filling:

  • ground sausage
  • large eggs (4 of them)
  • half and half cream
  • salt
  • ground nutmeg
  • dried parsley
  • mozzarella cheese

 

Instructions for this Recipe

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Combine all-purpose flour and salt in a medium mixing bowl. Cut in shortening with a pastry fork until mixture resembles crumbs. Add cold water in two parts, until dough comes away from the bowl.

On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to fit a 9-in pie plate or quiche pan. Transfer to pie plate. Trim and flute edges.

For filling, brown the sausage in a medium skillet. Allow the sausage to cool for a little bit. Sprinkle sausage in the pie crust.

In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, half and half, salt, nutmeg, and parsley. Stir in cheese. Pour egg mixture over the sausage.

On lowest rack, bake at 425 degrees for 15 minutes. Reduce temperature to 375 degrees. Continue baking for 35-45 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting. Makes 6-8 servings.

 

A Few Extra Tips on Baking Quiche

When forming the crust, (which is basically half of my regular pie dough) I like to use a deep pie dish, which holds the filling without coming too close to the brim. A 9-inch quiche or tart pan would also work, if you own one. I don’t, so I just use my big pie dish.

Brown your sausage ahead of time or at the beginning of this process so the sausage has time to cool a bit before being placed on the prepared pastry.

Use Half-and-half rather than whole milk.

Use block or chunk cheese and shred it yourself. It doesn’t take that much extra time to do it yourself, and it tastes so much better.

Bake the quiche on your lowest oven rack. Begin baking at 425 degrees for 15 minutes. Then lower the temperature to 375 and finish baking until quiche has set. Test when a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.

Serving Breakfast Quiche

Allow quiche to set for at least 10 minutes before serving. Serve Breakfast Quiche with Blueberry Muffins, Mixed Berry Scones, or Cinnamon Rolls.

See more Breakfast Recipe Ideas Here.

Recipe for Breakfast Quiche

Breakfast Quiche

This is a nice recipe to make this weekend for brunch or a light supper. Enjoy!
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine: France
Keyword: Eggs, Homemade Pie Pastry, Mozzarella, Pork Sausage
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Resting Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings: 6

Equipment

Glass Mixing Bowls
Blending Fork
Rolling Pin
Deep Pie Dish

Ingredients

Crust:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
  • 1/4 cup cold water

Filling:

  • 1 pound ground pork sausage browned and drained
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 cups half and half cream
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 8 oz mozzarella cheese, shredded

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees. In a medium mixing bowl, combine flour and salt. Cut in shortening with blending fork until mixture resembles crumbs. Add water in two parts, until dough comes away from the bowl.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to fit a 9-in deep dish pie plate. Transfer to pie plate. Trim and flute edges.
  • In a large skillet, brown sausage. Drain off any grease. Spoon sausage inside pie crust.
  • In a medium bowl, beat together eggs, half and half, parsley salt, and nutmeg. Stir in cheese. Pour into crust over the sausage.
  • Bake in preheated oven on lowest rack, for 15 minutes. Reduce temperature to 375 degrees. Continue baking for 30-40 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting. Makes 6-8 servings.
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