Easy Quiche (Cheese Pie) Recipe

Quiche is a French tart consisting of a pie crust that is filled with cheese, meat, seafood, or vegetables. In the US, this savory appetizer is also referred to as Quiche. However, in my homeland (Guyana) we refer to Quiche as Cheese Pies. It is delicious! This Quiche recipe is amazingly simple with just bell peppers, but you can certainly add other fillings such as ham, bacon, crabmeat, for a seafood quiche, spinach, and cheddar cheese. The toppings are literally endless.

This dish is truly a treat for the entire family; it is a favorite in my household. The perfect Quiche has a flaky pie crust, and the center is cheesy and soft. Each bite is a rich, creamy, cheesy goodness! If you want to prep your quiche the night before, you can do so by 1) prepping the pie crust the night before 2) whisk the filling the night before and chop up all your toppings. This process makes it so much easier when you are having guests over or prepping for an event.

Helpful Tips

    1. Using a food processor is certainly an EXTREMELY easy way to make the pie crust or any pastry dough but you can also use your hands as well.
    2. If you are using the food processor, after you have added water allow the food processor to spin your dough into a ball; this ensures that the fat is completely incorporated. If using your hands, just pat the dough into a ball.
    3. I put my butter and shortening in the freezer for a few hours before making the pie crust; you want to ensure that your butter is VERY cold.
    4. Roll your pastry dough out a bit thin because it will rise while in the oven.
    5. Add a bit of flour to the pie crust before adding the filling so it does not get soggy.
    6. The peppers and scallions should be added last. (on the top)
    7. I used a removable bottom 4-inch mini quiche pan for this recipe. Print
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      Easy Quiche (Cheese Pie) Recipe


      • Author: FoodieNotAChef
      • Prep Time: 30 minutes
      • Cook Time: 25- 30 minutes
      • Total Time: 60 minutes
      • Yield: 3-4 1x

      Description

      One of my favorite appetizers. The center is delicious and cheesy with a buttery flaky crust. So Good!


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      Ingredients

      Crust

      • 2 ½ cups flour
      • ½ tsp salt
      • ½ cup cold unsalted butter, cut into cubes
      • ½ cup Crisco shortening cut into cubes
      • 2 eggs yolk
      • ¼ cup ice-cold water

      Cheese Filling

      • 8 eggs
      • 1-cup evaporated milk
      • 1/8 tsp onion powder
      • 1 finely grated garlic
      • 1/8 tsp creole seasoning
      • 1/8 tsp black pepper
      • ½ tsp mustard
      • ¼ red bell peppers
      • ¼ green bell peppers
      • 1 bulb of scallion (green onion)
      • ¼ tsp nutmeg
      • 1-cup Parmesan cheese (or any cheese you prefer), grated

      Instructions

      Crust

      1. Add flour and salt to a food processor and pulse for 1 min to incorporate.
      2. Add butter and shortening then allow to pulse until a coarse crumbly mixture is formed.
      3. Add 2 egg yolks then add ¼ cup of cold water and pulse until it forms a ball.
      4. Press the ball into a disk on a floured surface then wrap with parchment paper or plastic wrap. Place into the fridge for at least 1 hour.

      Filling

      1. In a bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, garlic, onion powder, creole seasoning, black pepper, and mustard

      Constructing your Quiche (Cheese Pie)

      1. Using a rolling pin, roll pastry dough very thin then cut a 6-inch circle using a cookie cutter or any equipment.
      2. Place crust into pan then, using your fingers, press dough down onto the top edges of the pan to get rid of the excess dough.
      3. Sprinkle a pinch of flour onto the top of the crust then add cheese. Add egg mixture then add peppers and scallions.
      4. Repeat steps 1-3 with the remaining pie crust. Place pies into the fridge as you are filling them up.
      5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees then bake for 25-30 minutes or until the top filling becomes a bit brown.
      6. Allow to cool slightly, remove from pan, then serve!
      • Category: Appetizer
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