Sunday, December 26, 2010

Bacon Cheese Quiche

Every year for the last 4 or 5 years, we always go to my brother Brian's house for Christmas breakfast. I always make scones, fruit salad, and Quiche. My mom loves quiche. I've tried a spinach and cheese quiche, and more mexican quiche with salsa in it, but this recipe is my favorite and always turns out best. I usually buy a pillsbury pie crust because it's simpler, and on Christmas morning you deserve simple, right? This is good served with a little Salsa or hot sauce to drizzle on the top. Yum!

Bacon Cheese Quiche

1 pre-made pie crust for a single layer 9 inch pie

10 strips of bacon
1/8 cup onion, finely minced
4 large eggs
1 1/2 cups light cream or half n' half
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
dash of cayenne pepper
1 cup grated cheese (I use colby jack, or regualr cheddar)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Fit crust into a 9 inch pie pan, and prick the bottom with a fork. Crimp the edges however you prefer. Set pie crust aside.
In a medium skillet cook the bacon over medium heat until crisp, about 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from pan and drain on plate with a paper towel. Drain the grease from the skillet, then saute the onion over a medium heat for about 2 minutes till tender. Remove from heat and set aside.
In a medium size bowl, whisk the eggs, cream, thyme, peppers and salt together until all combined. Stir in the onions.
Crumble bacon and sprinkle in the bottom of the pie crust, then sprinkle half the cheese over the bacon. Pour egg mixture over this, and sprinkle the remaining cheese over the top of the egg. Bake in the oven until crust is golden brown around the edges and the egg mixture is set, about 30 to 35 minutes. (Egg should not be jiggly). Remove from oven, and let cool 5 to 10 minutes before serving.
Garnish with Salsa or hot sauce as desired.

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