Della's Quiche
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I have adapted the crust for food processor preparation. A pre-made store bought crust may be used (as that is actually what I used) for convenience.
Serves: 6-8
  • 1¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • ⅓ cup shortening
  • 4-5 tablespoons ice cold water
  • ½ cup chopped onion (1 medium)
  • 6 slices bacon chopped
  • 8 eggs
  • ½ cup dairy sour cream
  • ½ cup half and half or whole milk
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ⅛ tsp white pepper
  • dash ground nutmeg (optional)
  • 3 cups lightly packed chopped fresh spinach
  • ⅓ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ½ cup shredded Swiss cheese
  1. Stir together flour and ¼ tsp salt. Using a food processor puls in shortening until it forms pea sized chunks. Sprinkle in 1 tbsp. of ice water and pulse in the bowl until it forms a ball of dough.
  2. On a lightly floured surface take the ball of dough and use your hands to flatten it out. Roll until it forms a circle about 12 inches in diameter. To transfer into pie plate roll up on pin gently and unroll into pie plate. Press into place and trim the edges once it has formed in pan.
  3. Line the pastry shell with aluminum foil and bake in a 450 degree oven for 8 minutes. Remove foil and bake for an additional 4 or 5 minutes until the pastry is set and dry. Remove from oven and reduce heat to 325 degrees.
  1. In a large skillet cook onion and bacon until onion is tender and bacon is crisp. Drain in paper towels.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl beat eggs slightly with a fork. Stir into the half and half (or milk) salt, pepper, and if desired nutmeg. Stir in onion and bacon mixture, spinach, mozzarella cheese, and swiss cheese.
  3. Pour egg mixture into the prepared pastry shell and back at 325 degrees for about 45 minutes or until a knife inserted in the middle of the quiche comes out clean. If necessary cover the edge of the crust with foil to prevent overbrowning. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.
Recipe by Allen's Place at