I am searching for that perfect quiche recipe (since my perfect pancake search is now over), and while this one was good, I think my search must continue. I did doctor this one up a little, since I left out the bacon, used a premade pie crust, and used 1/2 stick butter instead of 1 stick. While this was good, it wasn’t Oh My God good, you know? And ps: this makes enough mixture for 2 pie crusts. I didn’t have 2 pie crusts, so I ended up throwing half the mixture away. Oops.
Pioneer Woman’s Quiche
* ¾ pounds Thick Cut, Peppered Bacon (I omitted)
* 1 stick Butter (I used 1/2 stick)
* 1 whole Large (or 2 Medium) Onions, Very Thinly Sliced (I used 1 onion, diced)
* 2 boxes (5 Oz. Each) White Mushrooms, Washed And Sliced
* 1 can (14 Oz.) Quartered Artichoke Hearts
* 1 whole Pie Crust, Or Half A Recipe Of “Sylvia’s Perfect Pie Crust” (I used 1 premade pie crust)
* 7 whole Eggs
* 1-½ cup Heavy Cream (I used 1 cup heavy cream and 1/2 cup lite Silk soymilk)
* 2 cups Grated Swiss Cheese
* Salt And Pepper, to taste
* Optional: Fresh Parsley, Fresh Chives
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
In a skillet, fry bacon until crisp. Crumble and set aside. Pour out excess grease but don’t clean the pan.
Melt butter in the same skillet. Add onions and cook for a few minutes. Add mushrooms and artichokes and cook for a few more minutes. Salt mixture to taste. Remove from heat and allow to cool for about 20 minutes.
Roll out pie crust and press into deep dish tart pan. (May also use 2 standard pie crusts for this recipe.) In a large bowl, beat eggs with cream. Add grated cheese, salt and pepper, and set aside. (Add cayenne pepper if you’d like a little kick.)
With a slotted spoon, add mushroom mixture into egg/cream mixture. Stir together. Add bacon and stir. Add parsley or chives, if desired.
Pour into pie crust and press to submerge ingredients. Cover loosely with foil, place on a baking sheet, and bake at 400 degrees for 1 hour. Bake for slightly longer if quiche is overly jiggly.
Remove from oven and allow to set for ten minutes before serving. Remove quiche from pan and slice into wedges.