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Broccoli Ham Quiche


Here's a delicious recipe when you want something special for a brunch or light evening meal. Enjoy! 

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

1/2 cup shortening
1/4 cup water

Filling:
1 cup shredded Swiss cheese

1 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese
2 tablespoons flour
1 tablespoon butter
1/2 cup diced red pepper
1/2 cup minced onion
4 eggs, lightly beaten
1 1/2 cups milk
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
1/2 cup diced cooked ham
1/2 cup chopped frozen broccoli, thawed

To make pastry dough, 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 deep-dish pie plate; transfer to pie plate. Trim and flute edges. 

In small bowl, toss cheese with flour. Set aside. In small skillet melt butter and saute red pepper and onion until tender. Set aside to cool. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, onion, salt, pepper, thyme, and rosemary. Stir in cooked red pepper and onion, ham, broccoli, and cheese. Pour into prepared crust. Bake at 425 degrees on bottom rack of oven for 15 minutes. Reduce temperature to 350 and bake for another 30-40 minutes until egg has set. Cool for 10 minutes before cutting. Serves 8.
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