Cheesy Grits Quiche


Here's a recipe I tried that uses grits for a crust. So yummy! 

6 slices thick bacon, cooked and crumbled
2 cups milk
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup quick grits, uncooked
2 cups cheddar cheese, divided
6 eggs, divided
2 1/2 cups half and half
1 cup heavy cream
2 tablespoons minced onion
1 teaspoon chopped chives
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Heat medium saucepan with milk and butter. Bring to a boil. Stir in grits and continue cooking on medium low for 5-7 minutes until grits have thickened, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and allow to cool for 10 minutes. Stir in 1 cup cheese and 1 egg. Spread into a 9-inch springform pan coated with cooking spray. Bake for 25 minutes until set ad browned. Sprinkle remaining cheese over grits, spreading to edges. Let stand 15 minutes. 

Reduce oven temperature to 325 degrees. In a medium bowl, combine half and half, cream, minced onion, chives, remaining eggs, and salt and pepper. Pour over grits. Sprinkle with crumbled bacon. Place pan on a foil-lined baking sheet. Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes, until lightly browned and just set. Allow to cool for 20 minutes. Run a sharp knife around edges and remove sides from pan. Serves 8-10.
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