Sue's Broccoli, Bacon and Cheese Quiche

Ingredients
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1 cup half and half cream
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 cups chopped steamed broccoli
  • 1/2 pound bacon, cooked and chopped into 1inch pieces. ( I use imported slab bacon from the deli cut thick.)
  • 2 cups shredded cheese ( I used Sargento 6 cheese Italian Classic) which is a combo of mozzarella, provolone, asiago, parmesan, romano and fontina.
  • 1 (9-inch) refrigerated pie crust ( pre made Mrs Smiths Flaky works great)

Cooking Instructions:

Start by cooking your bacon in a preheated 400 degree oven. I use a large cookie sheet or pizza pan. It's so much easier to cook it this way. You only have to flip once and you won't get a greasy mess in the kitchen. Remember to keep checking the bacon every few minutes. Flip when it looks well done.

After the bacon is done, drain it on a paper towel, cool , chop in1 inch pieces and set aside.

Reduce the oven to 350 degrees. Pop in that pre- made pie crust and bake for 6 minutes. ( reduces the chance of a soggy bottom.)

Add the eggs, cream and salt and pepper to a blender or food processor. Blend until mixed.

Divide the bacon, broccoli and cheese into three piles. Now take 1/3 of each pile and alternately build your quiche. You will end up with three layers. Slowly pour the cream mixture on top. ( I say slowly because you want to make sure it absorbs and doesn't pour off the sides.)

Make sure to put your pie on a cookie sheet because it will drip!

Bake in the 350 degree oven for 1 hour.

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