Featured Open House Recipe

quiche finishedOccasionally I am asked by a realtor to sponsor a luncheon for their open house.  I have found that by making something special for the luncheon, the realtors slow down and take a moment to truly enjoy the lunch which tends to promote more conversation about the home they are viewing.  I greatly enjoy these interactions that occur.  This last week for the luncheon I made Quiche.  Check out my recipe below…Hope you enjoy it!

Bill’s Quiche

Prep time: 30-45 minutes         Serves:  6-8

Ingredients:

1/3 lb. Prosciutto (from any deli ask for ¼ inch thick slice), diced

½ Onion(I prefer Vidalia), diced

5 Eggs, large

1 ½ C Whole milk (Healthy version)

2 ½ oz. Extra Sharp Cheddar, shredded

2 ½ oz. Mild cheddar, shredded

¼ C Parmesan cheese, grated

¼ C Marsala wine

½ C Butter, plus an extra ¼ inch slice

One 9-inch pie crust

In advance:                                                                                                                Preheat oven to 350 degrees.                                                                                        Have all ingredients ready on counter.  Shred cheeses, dice meat and onion.      Remove pie crust from package and drape the crust over a 9 inch pie plate.

In medium sized saute pan, melt butter over medium heat.  Add diced onions; turning occasionally.  Once onions begin to brown; add diced prosciutto and continue browning about 2 to 4 minutes.  Then add Marsala wine and ¼ inch slice butter.  Lower heat and simmer; slowly cook until all Marsala wine has been cooked off (so liquid is mostly gone).

While the onions and prosciutto are cooking, prepare the pie plate by shaping the crust to fit into the plate.  Cover the bottom of the pie plate with extra sharp cheese only.  In a separate dish, whisk 5 eggs until blended;  then pour into whole milk. (I use a large 4 cup measuring cup to save on dishes).

Drain prosciutto and onions in a colander; then spread evenly over the cheese in the pie crust. Pour the egg/milk mixture over prosciutto and onions.  Spread the mild shredded cheddar evenly over the egg/milk mixture.  Sprinkle Parmesan cheese over the top.

Place into oven and bake 30 minutes.  Using a thermometer, you want the pie to be at least 175 degrees and for the crust to be slightly brown.  When done remove from oven and allow to cool for about 15 minutes before serving.  Enjoy!

Please leave a reply. Thank you! Bill

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