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Spinach and Gruyere Quiche

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Spinach and Gruyere Quiche

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  • Makes: 10 servings
  • Bake 40 mins

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Fat-free half-and-half and refrigerated egg product make this egg dish lower in calories and fat than many other quiche recipes.

Ingredients

  • Baked Oil Pastry
  • 3 ounces Gruyere or Swiss cheese
  • 2 1/2 cups refrigerated or frozen egg product, thawed, or 10 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup chopped fresh spinach
  • 1/2 cup fat-free half-and-half or fat-free milk
  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh thyme or 1 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Directions

  1. Prepare Baked Oil Pastry. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F. Shred Gruyere cheese; you should have 3/4 cup. Set aside 2 tablespoons of the cheese.
  2. In a large bowl, beat together remaining cheese, the egg, spinach, half-and-half, thyme, and pepper. Pour egg mixture into Baked Oil Pastry.
  3. Bake for 40 minutes. Sprinkle with the reserved 2 tablespoons cheese. If necessary to prevent overbrowing, cover edge of quiche with foil. Bake about 10 minutes more or until a knife inserted near center comes out clean. Let stand on a wire rack for 10 minutes before serving. Makes 10 servings.

Baked Oil Pastry

Ingredients

  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 tablespoons fat-free milk

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. In a medium bowl, stir together flour and salt. Add oil and milk all at once. Stir lightly with a fork. Form into a ball. On a lightly floured surface, slightly flatten dough. Roll from center to edge into a circle about 12 inches in diameter. To transfer pastry, wrap it around the rolling pin; unroll pastry into a 9-inch pie plate. Ease pastry into pie plate, being careful not to stretch it. Trim pastry 1/2 inch beyond edge of pie plate; fold under and flute as desired. Line pastry with a double thickness of foil. Bake for 8 minutes. Remove foil. Bake for 5 minutes more. Cool on a wire rack while preparing filling.

Nutrition Facts

(Spinach and Gruyere Quiche)

Servings Per Recipe 10, Starch () 1, Fat () 2, Other Carb () 1, pro. (g) 11, sodium (mg) 218, carb. (g) 15, Fat, total (g) 10, chol. (mg) 9, fiber (g) 1, cal. (kcal) 199, Carb Choice () 1, Lean Meat () 2, sat. fat (g) 3

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