Dotted Swiss and Spinach Quiche Recipe

Summary

Preparation Time30 MinCooking Time1 Hr 10 Min
Ready In1 Hr 40 MinDifficulty LevelMedium
Health IndexJust EnjoyServings6
CuisineCourse
MethodMain Ingredient
Interest Group

Ingredients

For crust
 Refrigerated pie crust15 Ounce (1 package, Pillsbury)
 Honey mustard/Sweet hot mustard2 Teaspoon
 Half and half/Milk1 Teaspoon
 Sesame seed1 Tablespoon
For filling
 Margarine/Butter1 Tablespoon
 Chopped green onions1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Frozen chopped spinach1 Cup (16 tbs), thawed, well drained (Green Giant)
 Finely chopped prosciutto/Ham1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Dried thyme leaves1⁄2 Teaspoon
 All purpose flour/Unbleached flour1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (Pillsbury BEST)
 White pepper/Pepper1⁄8 Teaspoon
 Mace/Nutmeg1⁄8 Teaspoon
 Whipping cream1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Eggs3
 Swiss cheese4 Ounce, shredded (1 cup)
 Toasted sesame seed2 Tablespoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 751 Calories from Fat 453

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 51 g78.3%

Saturated Fat 23.1 g115.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 191.8 mg

Sodium 705.7 mg29.4%

Total Carbohydrates 54 g18%

Dietary Fiber 2.7 g10.9%

Sugars 4.3 g

Protein 15 g31%

Vitamin A 24% Vitamin C 9%

Calcium 28.7% Iron 20.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Directions

GETTING READY
1 As per the package directions, place pie crust in 9-inch pie pan for one-crust filled pie.
2 Brush the bottom of the crust with mustard.
3 Brush half-and-half on the edge of crust.
4 Press 1 tablespoon sesame seed onto crust edge.
5 Place the oven rack in lowest position in the oven.
6 Preheat the oven to 400┬░Fahrenheit.

MAKING
7 In a medium skillet melt margarine over medium heat.
8 Add in onions and cook, stirring frequently until crisp-tender.
9 Stir in spinach, prosciutto and thyme.
10 Lower the heat and cook until spinach is thoroughly heated.
11 In bottom of crust, spread spinach mixture over mustard.
12 In a small bowl, mix flour, pepper, mace, whipping cream and eggs.
13 Using a wire whisk, beat until well blended.
14 Pour egg mixture over spinach layer.
15 Sprinkle with cheese and 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seed.
16 Bake on the lowest oven rack for 35 to 40 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean and edge of crust is deep golden brown.
17 Cover the edge of crust with strips of foil after 15 to 20 minutes of baking to prevent excessive browning.
18 Allow to cool for 5 minutes.

SERVING
19 Serve warm.
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