Dessert Delight

Dessert Delight

Bacon and Swiss Quiche

Here is a wonderful Breakfast Quiche for the Holiday's when you have guest over.  Another recipe from Betty Crocker Christmas Cookbook.


1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon shortening
2 to 3 tablespoons cold water


8 slices bacon, crisply cooked, crumbled
1 cup shredded Swiss cheese (4 oz)
1/3 cup finely chopped onion (I like chives)
4 eggs
2 cups whipping (heavy) cream or half and half
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)

additional crisply cooked crumbled bacon, if desired for topping

1. In a medium bowl, mix flour and 1/2 teaspoon salt.  Cut in shortening, using pastry blender or pulling 2 table knives through ingredients in opposite directions), until particles are the size of small peas.  Sprinkle with cold water. 1 tablespoon at a time, tossing with fork until all flour is moistened and pastry almost leaves side of bowl (1 to 2 teaspoons more water can be added if necessary).

2. Gather pastry into a ball.  Shape into flattened round on a lightly floured surface.   Wrap flattened round on lightly floured surface.  Wrap flattened round of pastry in plastic wrap and refrigerate about 45 minutes or until dough is firm and cold, yet pliable.   This allows the shortening to before slightly firm, which helps make the baked pastry more flaky.  If refrigerated longer, let pastry soften slightly before rolling.

3. Heat oven to 425 degrees. Roll pastry on lightly floured surface, using floured rolling pin, into circle dish or glass pie plate.  Fold pastry into fourths; place in quiche dish or pie plate. Unfold and ease into dish, pressing firmly against bottom and side.

4. Sprinkle bacon, cheese and onion in pastry lined quiche dish. In large bowl, beat eggs slightly with fork or wire whisk.  Beat in remaining ingredients. Pour into quiche dish.

5. Bake 15 minutes, reduce oven temperature to 300 degrees and bake about 30 minutes longer or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Sprinkle with additional bacon.  Let stand 10 minutes before serving.


Joy said...

I love quiche, and this bacon and swiss looks especially wonderful! I haven't fixed quiche in awhile...this inspired me to fix one again soon! Thank you! :)
~Joy from Yesterfood

Joy said...

I LOVE quiche, and this swiss and bacon sounds especially good! I haven't made quiche in a while....this inspired me to fix one again soon! Thanks! :)
~Joy from Yesterfood