|This is a VERY forgiving recipe and I have used whatever was on hand many times in it's making. A special thank you goes out to Nonie Daniels who shared this recipe with me years ago.|
Earlier in the week I headed to Sam's Club for produce and really felt good about the decision when I was able to purchase beautiful produce with sell by dates 2 and 2 1/2 weeks from now. So I pulled a large onion from the big bag of Vidalias, about a third of the 2 pound package of fresh mushrooms to flavor the pie.
Ingredients for Savory Pie or Cheese & Mushroom Quiche with Ham:
9" pie shell, unbaked
1 1/2 C. shredded cheese, Swiss Gruyere is optimal but I also use a mix of whatever I have with equal success, today I used cheddar and mozzarella.
1 chopped onion
1/4-1/3 pound sliced fresh mushrooms
2 T. butter
fresh ground black pepper
2 C. diced cooked ham, bacon, or sausage (optional)
4 large eggs
1 1/2 C. milk
3 T. flour
1/4 t. kosher salt
1/2 t. Coleman's dry mustard
sprinkling of paprika
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. and place the pastry in the pie shell and set aside.
Note: I served with a generous portion of fresh made Cole slaw on the side. thehiddenpantry.blogspot.com/2011/02/creamy-potato-salad-and-cream-cole-slaw.html
This link will take you to the slaw recipe.