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Ham Onion and Cheese Quiche Recipe

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 T unsalted butter
2 large leeks, white and light green parts chopped
c heavy cream
c whole milk
1 T cornstarch
t kosher salt
t cracked black pepper
Pinch cayenne pepper
Pinch nutmeg
5 large eggs
1 c shredded gruyere or swiss cheese
1 frozen pie crust

Directions:
Directions:
Dock the bottom of the crust with a fork to keep it from puffing up, line with parchment paper and add dried beans to act as pie weights. Place on a large baking sheet and bake until the crust begins to brown, 20 to 30 minutes. Remove the parchment and dried beans. For the custard: Melt the butter in a large saute pan over medium heat and saute the leeks until they soften and begin to caramelize, stirring occasionally, 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from the heat, cool and reserve. Whisk the cream, milk, cornstarch, salt, pepper, cayenne, nutmeg and eggs in a large mixing bowl. Scatter the leeks evenly over the bottom of the crust. Top with the cheese and ham. Pour the custard over the top and place in the oven on a large sheet tray. Bake until the center is set and the crust is golden brown, 40 to 45 minutes. Let cool on a wire rack. Serve warm or at room temperature.

 

 

 

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