This makes a nice breakfast quiche or better yet, add a cold, fresh salad and a glass of white wine: perfect lunch fare. I prefer the lunch idea.
- 9 inch unbaked pie shell
- 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
- 2 cups finely chopped fresh broccoli
- 1 1/2 cups grated swiss cheese
- 3 eggs
- 1/3 cup chicken broth
- 3/4 cup whipping cream
- pinch of salt
- dash of tabasco
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Prick the bottom and sides of the pie shell with a fork and bake for 5 minutes. Remove from the oven and quickly sprinkle 2 tbsp. parmesan cheese. Layer half the broccoli over the cheese. Layer half the swiss cheese on top. Repeat the layers of broccoli and cheese.
In a bowl, beat the eggs, add the broth, cream, salt and tabasco and mix well. Pour this mixture over the layers in the pastry shell. Sprinkle the remaining parmesan cheese over the top and place the pie on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for 10 minutes. Reduce the temperature in the oven to 325 degrees and bake for another 20-25 minutes until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.
Let stand 10 minutes before cutting to allow the pie to settle.
Did I mention that this is yummy? It is.