Maybe it was coincidence that the night before
I put together my Paris Tablescape,
I was making quiche for 80 people.
Quiche is one of those foods that is a staple
I made 16 quiches which were cut
into 6 pieces each for a dinner. (That is
a lot of quiche!) Actually quiche is a great
dish to make for a crowd. It goes together
quickly and holds up well and is easy to
It is also a great recipe for those who are learning
to cook. Have your children help with this one
and most children really like quiche.
1 - 9 inch deep dish pie crust
(As I was making 16 and didn't have 16 pie
tins, I opted for Marie Callendar's frozen pie
crusts, which I think are super flakey and tasty.
They come in a sturdy pie tin - not foil - which
you could keep or throw away.)
1/3 C. chopped onion
6-8 slices bacon, cooked until crisp and then finely
2 C. shredded cheddar or swiss cheese
(I opted for cheddar - since we were feeding youth)
1 1/2 C. half and half
3/4 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper
Place the onion, chopped bacon and
cheddar cheese in the bottom of an uncooked 9 inch
pie shell. Whisk the eggs and add the half
and half, salt and pepper. Pour over the
cheese. You might not use all of the egg mixture.
Bake at 425 for 15 minutes and then reduce heat
to 300 for 30-40 minutes.
(I baked mine in a convection oven, so I baked it
at 405 for 15 minutes, then 285 for 20 minutes.)
We ended up with 78 attending the dinner.
We only had a few
slices left. It was absolutely delicious
and was served with a fresh salad and
I made 2 of them without the bacon and added
chopped green chilis for those who wanted no
( Before the event,I had to fend off
who came in the house
and smelled the quiche and wanted to eat some.)
When we were in France, you could go into
any bakery and buy a small quiche. They
warmed them up for you and they were fabulous.
Then again, I didn't eat anything in Paris that I
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