Preheat oven to 350°.
1 9-inch pie shell
1 ½ cups chopped ham (if buying in deli, ask for 2 thickest cut slices)
1 1/4 cups freshly grated Swiss cheese (fresh vs prepackaged makes a big difference in flavor)
1/4 t. dried basil
1/4 t. salt
5 eggs, beaten
1 cup skim milk (for richer quiche, use whole milk or half and half)
sprinkle of dry mustard
Mix all ingredients in a bowl and pour into pie crust. Place quiche onto a cookie sheet to collect any spills while baking. Bake at 350° for 50 minutes to one hour or until top is light brown.