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Cheezy Quiche Crust

I like a little flavor in my crust, so the first idea I had to spice up my quiche crust was adding cheese to a basic recipe. The results were pleasing and pair very well to traditional quiche recipes.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cold butter, cut into small pieces
  • 3 tablespoons shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 – 1/2 tablespoons cold water as needed

Directions:

In a large bowl, add flour and sprinkle in the chopped butter. Rub butter into the flour until it looks like bread crumbs. Add the grated cheese and mix thoroughly. Add water over mixture, about a teaspoon at a time, stirring lightly with a fork. Add enough water to allow the dough form a ball and easily leave the side of the bowl. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap, or place in air tight container and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

Preheat an oven to 375 degrees F. Roll out dough, and place in baking pan. I usually do this with small 4 inch by 1 inch quiche/tart pans (yields about 5 thin crust, 4 medium crust), though a 9 1/2″ pie/quiche/tart pan could be used. Prick holes over the bottom of the pastry with a fork. Crust can be frozen over night.

Bake crust in oven for 5-10 minutes before filling with quiche custard of your choice.

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