Monday, March 14, 2011

Crustless Quiche for Pi Day

So today is Pi Day (3.14). I am not "mathy" at all but will always use an excuse to eat or make pie.  I love pie in all shapes and sizes but thought I'd offer up this recipe for crustless quiche as my contribution to the day.  This is a great midweek meal that will give you a delicious Quiche Lorraine (minus the crust) in no time.  Its full of ham and Swiss cheese so all you need to make the meal complete is a nice side salad and dinner is served.  I guarantee you will be thrilled at how easy this is and how good it tastes.  You don't even need to chop an onion!  Excuse the gigantic hunk missing from the dish but it smelled so good while it was cooking that we couldn't wait to eat some before I took the pictures. :)

This recipe is listed on one of my favorite blogs Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker who has a fun feature every Monday called "Your Recipe, My Kitchen" where people can leave their favorite recipe they've found from other blogs, cookbooks, friends, etc.  Its a great resource to find other tried and true recipes!  Check it out here.

1 1/2 Tbs. fine dry plain bread crumbs
1 cup frozen chopped onions
1 cup diced cooked ham (1/4 lb)
1 Tbs. unsalted butter
1 (8 oz.) pkg. shredded Swiss cheese (2 cups)
4 large eggs
1 cup heavy cream
1 cup whole milk

Preheat oven to 425 degrees with rack in the middle.  Butter a 10 inch quiche dish or glass pie plate, then sprinkle all over with bread crumbs.

Cook onions with ham in butter in a heavy skillet over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally until pale golden, about 5 minutes.  Spread in dish, then evenly sprinkle cheese on top.

Whisk together eggs, cream, milk, and 1/2 tsp pepper and pour over cheese.

Bake until top is golden and custard is set in center, 20 to 25 minutes.  Cool slightly before cutting into wedges.

Serves 4.

Adapted from the late great Gourmet Magazine, March 2008 edition


  1. Ryan, what a great idea for Pi day! This looks wonderful! We love quiche lorraine--and without the crust sounds heavenly! Looks so simple. Love that you posted this from I miss it so. Your pie dish is gorgeous!

  2. A savory pie! Yum! How did I miss pi day? I have a huge nerd engineering sister! =D

  3. A lovely, savory contribution to Pi day. ;)

  4. I love quiche, and the crustless version sounds delicious! (and of course, slightly healthier!)

  5. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Everyone has been making pies that many of us do not eat during Lent. I love crustless quiche and yours sounds terrific. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  6. I absolutely love quiche! This one looks perfect!

  7. PI I know why I was seeing so many posts about it!

    I'm not a quiche person but oddly, that photo makes me crave chess pie.

  8. Hello. I never tried to make quiche but I love it. Your recipe sounds good and it gives the courage that I can do it.thanks

  9. So sad that Gourmet Magazine is no longer here to inspire us. Sigh. This looks lovely & I love your "Pi" dish!

  10. Ha... I love "pi" day, too funny. quiche is so fantastic too, especially crustless- I like them way better! divine!


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