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Breakfast Quiche

This is a nice recipe to make this weekend for brunch or a light supper. Enjoy!

Crust:

1 cup sifted all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup shortening
1/4 cup water

Filling:
1 pound sausage, browned and drained
4 eggs
2 cups half and half
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1 teaspoon parsley
1 1/4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese



Combine flour and salt in a mixing bowl. Cut in shortening with fork until mixture resembles crumbs. Add water in two parts, until dough comes away from the bowl. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to fit a 9-in pie plate; transfer to pie plate. Trim and flute edges.


For filling, sprinkle sausage in the pie crust. In a bowl, beat eggs, half and half, salt, nutmeg, and parsley. Stir in cheese. Pour into crust. On lowest rack, bake at 425 degrees for 15 minutes. Reduce temperature to 325 degrees; continue baking for 30-40 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting. Makes 6-8 servings.
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