A Simple Quiche Recipe

I recently came across this quiche recipe by Women Living Well. I found it to be a pretty simple recipe and decided to raid my refrigerator to hunt for the ingredients. I made a few alterations to the original recipe to incorporate the ingredients I already had at home.

I used chopped chicken sausage instead of the ham that the original recipe called for. I seriously have no idea where you get a reasonably priced chunk of ham in India :)! A friend had given me a tin of evaporated milk which I used as a substitute for the heavy cream. Again, I have no idea where you get heavy cream – two of my local supermarkets don’t have any. Hmm… Maybe I need to hunt for ingredients farther away from home :(.

The recipe also used a pre-made pie shell – but I made it from scratch. It was really simple and it actually turned out pretty well. I used the Homemade Food Processor Pie Crust Recipe (it has a detailed video) by Smockity Frocks, but used a hand mixer instead. Here’s step by step instructions to make the pie crust & the quiche.

Ingredients:

Pie Crust:

  • 1 Cup Flour
  • 100 grams Salted Butter (chopped into small chunks)
  • A little Cold Water

Filling:

  • 6 Eggs
  • 1 Cup Evaporated Milk
  • 1 Cup chopped Chicken Sausage
  • 1/2 Cup chopped Onion
  • 1 Cup grated Cheddar Cheese
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

Directions:

Pie Crust:

  1. Add the flour and the butter chunks into a large bowl.
  2. Using a hand mixer, blend the mixture until it resembles course crumbs.
  3. While mixing, add the ice-cold water one tablespoon at a time until the dough starts holding together. (Check the video for a better idea)
  4. Gently press the dough to make a ball. Cover it with plastic wrap (I used a plastic cover) & freeze it for 15-20 minutes (or refrigerate for 1 hour). {I got the filling ready while the dough was in the freezer.}
  5. Take the cold dough out and gently roll it on a slightly floured surface. Roll the dough in the shape of a circle – large enough to cover the bottom and sides of your baking pan.

Quiche:

  1. In a non-stick pan, add a little oil and fry the onions & sausage with until browned. You could add pepper/salt/capsicum/any other spices/if you choose to be adventurous.
  2. Beat the eggs & evaporated milk together with salt & pepper.
  3. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  4. Lightly butter the baking pan and flour it (an alternative to using greased paper).
  5. Place the rolled out pie crust in the pan and gently press it to cover the bottom and sides of the pan completely.
  6. Layer the grated cheese on the pie crust.
  7. Layer the fried onions and sausage over the cheese.
  8. Pour the egg and evaporated milk mixture over the filling.
  9. Place the pan in the oven and bake for 35-45 minutes until set. I baked until the center of the pie remained firm. The edges of the crust started to burn after about 20 minutes, so I covered the pie with aluminium foil and let it bake till it was done.

This was my first attempt at anything involving a pie crust – and I was surprised that it came out well. We enjoyed it with a wee bit of tomato ketchup. I think the pie crust by itself was a big hit :). My husband and sons really enjoyed the quiche – needless to say, the I-can’t-cook voice in me was silenced :D.

If you do try out this recipe, let me know how it turns out!

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4 comments to A Simple Quiche Recipe

  • THANK YOU SO MUCH for participating in my first day of “One New Recipe a Week Challenge”!!!
    Reading your recipe has made me hungry!!!

    Grace to you!!!

  • Rebekah

    Hey Sheena! Thanks for sharing this awesome recipe. I’ve been wanting to attempt quiche for quite some time now. Will give it a try. And… baking is FUN! Cooking… eh… not so much :)

  • kuttu's mom

    after a year of attempting to try out this recipe i finally got down to making it this week…it wonderful, just that mine looked more like a pizza…thanks for sharing..next i’m making ur chicken gravy :)

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