Bake-Off® Contest 34, 1990
Truro, Massachusetts

Dotted Swiss and Spinach Quiche

Convenient refrigerated pie crust and frozen spinach team up for this beautiful brunch quiche.

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  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 1 hr 10 min
  • ingredients 16
  • servings 8
 

Ingredients

Crust

1
box Pillsbury™ refrigerated pie crusts, softened as directed on box
2
teaspoons honey mustard or sweet hot mustard
1
teaspoon milk
1
tablespoon sesame seed

Filling

1
tablespoon butter or margarine
1/4
cup chopped green onions (4 medium)
1
cup frozen cut leaf spinach, thawed, well drained*
1/2
cup finely chopped cooked ham (2 oz)
1/2
teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1/4
cup Pillsbury BEST® all-purpose flour
1/8
teaspoon pepper
1/8
teaspoon ground nutmeg
1
cup whipping cream
3
eggs
1
cup shredded Swiss cheese (4 oz)
2
tablespoons sesame seed, toasted**

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 Place pie crust in 9-inch glass pie pan as directed on box for One-Crust Filled Pie. Brush mustard over bottom of crust. Brush edge of crust with milk. Press 1 tablespoon sesame seed onto crust edge.
  • 2 Place oven rack in lowest rack position in oven; heat oven to 400°F. In 8-inch skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add onions; cook and stir until crisp-tender. Stir in spinach, ham and thyme. Reduce heat to low; cook until spinach is thoroughly heated. Spread spinach mixture over mustard in bottom of crust.
  • 3 In small bowl, beat flour, pepper, nutmeg, whipping cream and eggs with wire whisk until well blended. Pour egg mixture over spinach layer. Sprinkle with cheese and 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seed.
  • 4 Place quiche on lowest oven rack in oven; bake 35 to 40 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean and crust edge is deep golden brown. After 15 to 20 minutes of baking, cover crust edge with strips of foil to prevent excessive browning. Cool 5 minutes before serving.
  • 1 Place pie crust in 9-inch glass pie pan as directed on box for One-Crust Filled Pie. Brush mustard over bottom of crust. Brush edge of crust with milk. Press 1 tablespoon sesame seed onto crust edge.
  • 2 Place oven rack in lowest rack position in oven; heat oven to 400°F. In 8-inch skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add onions; cook and stir until crisp-tender. Stir in spinach, ham and thyme. Reduce heat to low; cook until spinach is thoroughly heated. Spread spinach mixture over mustard in bottom of crust.
  • 3 In small bowl, beat flour, pepper, nutmeg, whipping cream and eggs with wire whisk until well blended. Pour egg mixture over spinach layer. Sprinkle with cheese and 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seed.
  • 4 Place quiche on lowest oven rack in oven; bake 35 to 40 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean and crust edge is deep golden brown. After 15 to 20 minutes of baking, cover crust edge with strips of foil to prevent excessive browning. Cool 5 minutes before serving.

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*To quickly thaw frozen spinach, place in colander or strainer; rinse with warm water until thawed. Squeeze spinach to drain well. **To toast sesame seed, spread on cookie sheet; bake at 400°F 3 to 5 minutes or until light golden brown.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
350
(
Calories from Fat
230),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
26g
26%
(Saturated Fat
13g,
13%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
135mg
135%;
Sodium
330mg
330%;
Total Carbohydrate
18g
18%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
2g
2%
),
Protein
11g
11%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
45%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
15%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1 High-Fat Meat; 3 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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