Ham Quiche

Quiche with a twist: The cheese and egg filling sits in a cornmeal crust, and the quiches are baked in a microwave oven.

  • Prep Time 35 min
  • Total Time 35 min
  • Servings 2

Cornmeal Quiche Shells

1/3
cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1
tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon cornmeal
1/8
teaspoon salt
1
tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons shortening
5
to 6 teaspoons water

Filling

1/3
cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1
medium green onion, finely chopped (1 tablespoon)
2
eggs
1/3
cup milk
1/4
teaspoon salt
6
drops red pepper sauce
2
tablespoons finely chopped cooked ham

  • 1 In small bowl, mix flour, cornmeal and 1/8 teaspoon salt. Cut in shortening, using pastry blender (or pulling 2 table knives through ingredients in opposite directions), until particles are size of small peas. Sprinkle with cold water, tossing with fork until all flour is moistened and pastry cleans side of bowl.
  • 2 Gather pastry into a ball. Divide in half. Press firmly against bottom and side of two 10-ounce microwavable quiche dishes or custard cups. Prick bottoms and sides thoroughly with fork. Sprinkle cheese and onion in shells.
  • 3 Place dishes on upside-down microwavable saucers in microwave oven. Microwave uncovered on High 2 minutes; rotate dishes 1/2 turn. Prick any bubbles with fork. Microwave 1 minute 30 seconds to 3 minutes longer or until pastry appears dry and flaky.
  • 4 In 2-cup microwavable measuring cup, beat eggs, milk, 1/4 teaspoon salt and the pepper sauce with fork. Stir in ham. Microwave uncovered on Medium-High (70%) 3 to 4 minutes, stirring after 1 minute, until warm. Stir; pour into shells. Place filled shells on upside-down microwavable saucers in microwave oven.
  • 5 Microwave uncovered on Medium-High 4 to 5 minutes, rotating dishes 1/2 turn after 2 minutes, until center is almost set. Cover loosely and let stand on flat, heatproof surface 3 minutes.

Expert Tips

You don’t need to buy a big ham just for this recipe. Buy 1 or 2 slices of 1/4-inch-thick ham at a deli, and you’ll have exactly what you need!

Create your own quiche when you vary the cheese and meat, or skip the meat and add veggies.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
350
(
Calories from Fat
190 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
21 g
21 %
(Saturated Fat
7 g,
7 %
),
Cholesterol
230 mg
230 %;
Sodium
750 mg
750 %;
Total Carbohydrate
24 g
24 %
(Dietary Fiber
1 g
1 %
),
Protein
17 g
17 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
22%;
Iron
12%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 2 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.