broccoli quiche

I made broccoli quiche tonight because it was so cold out. The trick with quiche, I’ve learned, is to use real cream, or at least half-and-half. It makes a custard that holds up well. It looked so darn good when I took it out of the oven that I took a photo of it. The crust is homemade as well.

Want the recipe? It’s from the new edition of the Joy of Cooking, pg. 140.

Preheat oven to 375F.
Prepare a 9-inch pie crust

1/2 onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 Tbsp. olive oil
2/3 cup broccoli florets
3/4 cup of grated cheddar cheese
3 large eggs, lightly beaten
1.5 cups of half & half or heavy cream
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
pinch of freshly grated or ground nutmeg

Saut&eacute the onion and garlic in olive oil until soft. Blanch and drain broccoli florets. (I used fresh and microwaved them in a closed container for 3 minutes.) Line the pie shell with the onions and garlic and add the broccoli; top with the grated cheese. In a bowl combine the remaining ingredients and whisk until mixed. Pour over the contents of the pie pan. Bake for 25-35 minutes until the filling is browned and set.

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