This was great! I made it for a Mother's day brunch for my in-laws and it was a hit. I ony used one crust instead of the two in the recipe. The only change I'd make for next time is to add a little salt, and to use a spicer picante sauce. Or just put in chopped tomatoes, cilantro, and chopped jalepenos instead of the picante sauce.
You can use Salsa Picante in place of the store-bought sauce in this quiche recipe.
Yield: Makes 8 servings
- 1 (15-ounce) package refrigerated piecrusts
- 2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
- 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup (2 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1/2 cup (2 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese
- 1/2 cup (2 ounces) shredded Cheddar cheese
- 5 large eggs, lightly beaten
- 1/2 cup half-and-half
- 1/2 cup picante sauce or Salsa Picante
- 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
- 1/2 small green bell pepper, chopped
- 1/4 cup ripe olives, chopped
- Unfold and stack 2 piecrusts; gently roll or press piecrusts together. Fit piecrusts into a 9-inch pieplate according to package directions; fold edges under, and crimp. Line pie shell with aluminum foil; fill with pie weights or dried beans.
- Bake on lowest oven rack at 425° for 15 minutes. Remove weights and foil; cool.
- Sauté mushrooms in hot oil over medium-high heat 5 minutes or until golden brown and liquid is absorbed. Set aside.
- Combine cheeses; set aside.
- Stir together eggs and next 3 ingredients in a bowl; add mushrooms, bell pepper, and olives.
- Pour half of egg mixture into prepared crust. Sprinkle evenly with two-thirds cheese mixture. Top with remaining egg mixture; sprinkle with remaining cheese mixture.
- Bake at 375° for 40 to 45 minutes or until set, shielding edges with aluminum foil to prevent excessive browning. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.
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