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Primavera Quiche

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“Colorful spring vegetables make this quiche as beautiful to look at as it is delicious to eat. To save some time when preparing it, use a refrigerated pie crust. Bake the crust as directed in the recipe.”
READY IN:
2hrs 15mins
SERVES:
4
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In medium bowl, stir together flour and 1/4 tsp salt; add butter.
  2. With pastry blender or 2 knives, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs with some pea-sized pieces.
  3. Add 2 tablespoons of the water; stir until dough begins to form, adding additional water 1 teaspoon at a time, if needed.
  4. Shape into flat round; cover.
  5. Refrigerate 1 hour.
  6. Heat oven to 425°F.
  7. On lightly floured surface, roll dough into 12" round.
  8. Place dough in bottom and up sides of 9" tart pan with removable bottom.
  9. Trim excess dough; reserve small piece.
  10. Line dough with aluminum foil; fill with dried beans or pie weights.
  11. Bake 12 minutes; remove foil and weights.
  12. Bake an additional 5-7 minutes or until dough is set.
  13. Remove from oven; reduce oven temperature to 375°F.
  14. If any cracks have developed in the crust, use reserved dough to patch.
  15. Meanwhile, bring medium saucepan of water to a boil over medium-high heat.
  16. Add bell pepper and squash; boil 3 minutes.
  17. Add peas; boil 2 minutes.
  18. Drain well; place over bottom of partially baked crust.
  19. Arrange turkey over vegetables; sprinkle with Gruyère, green onions and Parmesan.
  20. In medium bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, basil, 1/2 teaspoon salt, pepper and nutmeg; pour into crust.
  21. Bake at 375°F.
  22. for 30 minutes or until set.
  23. Shredded carrot or chopped cauliflower may be substituted for the squash.
  24. Note: If you are going to freeze the quiche for later, freeze on a tray; then wrap with freezer paper, heavy-duty aluminum foil, or slide it into a freezer bag.
  25. Seal, label and freeze up to two months.
  26. Do not thaw before reheating.
  27. Unwrap and bake in a 375°F oven for 20-25 minutes, or until heated through.

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