Ok..so here’s a question for you;
Making homemade quiche; fancy/hard or no big deal/easy???
Ok, well I’ll tell you what I was, and maybe just a little bit still am, convinced of…
Homemade quiche just HAS to be difficult and pastry chef worthy. It’s fancy. It’s Quiche. It has to be difficult. It just HAS to be!!
I LOVE quiche. It’s delicious! I very fondly remember these tiny little versions that my grandmother would buy frozen from the discount warehouse she belonged to anytime that she entertained. They were some of my absolute favorites. Anywhere we go that it’s a menu option, it’s usually my choice.
So….what pray tell does this have to do with ANYTHING?!?!?!
I found a recipe on recipe.com last week for Impossibly Easy Ham & Cheddar Pie. “Impossibly Easy”…..well I can do THAT! But what exactly is a “Ham & cheddar pie”? I skimmed through the ingredients and the directions and decided it was worth a try. Not sure how it would turn out but I was willing to give it a shot.
Not to sound like a broken record from previous posts but…….I’m so glad that I did!!
It was totally delicious and as it turns out…….it’s quiche!!
I made quiche!
And it was easy!!
And…….everyone really liked it!! Well…almost everyone. Justice wouldn’t eat it but I expected that.
So….I present for you this incredibly easy recipe for homemade quiche.
Prep Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 55 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Ingredients (I doubled it, except where noted, and made 2)
1 1/2 cups cut-up cooked ham (I bought the precooked, tiny diced kind)
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese (4 ounces) (I used about 1 1/3 cup per pie)
4 medium green onions, sliced (1/4 cup) (I used about 3 green onions per pie)
1 small cooking apple, peeled, chopped finely (I used 1 1/2 small Gala apples total)
1/2 cup Original Bisquick® mix
1 cup milk
1/8 teaspoon pepper (I added to 1 but forgot on the other-I preferred it without…)
1 Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Grease bottom and side of 9-inch pie plate with shortening (I used cooking spray). Sprinkle ham, cheese, onions and apple in pie plate.
2 In medium bowl, stir remaining ingredients until blended. Pour over ham mixture.
3 Bake uncovered 35 to 40 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.
This was super easy…my Favorite!! This would even be a great one for the kids to help with. I was a bit hesitant when it came to the apples though. The original recipe said nothing about how rough or fine to chop them and I wasn’t sure about the flavor they would add. Well the flavor is wonderful and the texture is good too. I will dice them smaller next time to carry the consistency of size throughout (teeny ham, teeny green onion pieces, teeny apples to match). The one thing I did notice though, was that the apples adopted quite a bit of flavor from the onions. They were the 1st 2 items I added and they sat together in the pie plate while I mixed the batter. Next time I will add the onions right before I add the batter to hopefully maintain more of the apple’s true flavor. My only other tip for this recipe would be to sift the Bisquick into the egg/milk mixture. The 1st batch was rather lumpy and I worried a bit about the lumps not breaking down. I sifted the 2nd batch and it was much smoother.
So there you have it. Yummyness ALL over the place here!!
I most definitely hope that you try this one and soon! And as always…Please be sure to let us know how it goes!!