Perfect for a main dish for dinner, or the centerpiece of a great brunch, this quiche uses cooked ham, broccoli, cheese, seasonings, and fresh chives to satisfy a taste for “real food”! Serve with a salad and crusty bread for dinner, or fruit and a buttery croissant for a weekend brunch or breakfast.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
Lightly flour the bottom of a 9-inch pie or quiche pan and fit crust into the pan, all the way up to the edge. Lightly prick the bottom and sides of the pastry, 1 1/2 inches apart.
Cut parchment paper to fit the bottom of the pan, place parchment on the pastry, and put pie weights or dried beans on top of the parchment.
Bake on the center rack of the preheated oven for 10 minutes. Place pan on a wire rack, remove the weights and the paper, and allow to cool completely, about 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, fill a large bowl with ice and cold water. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add broccoli and cook uncovered until softened, about 5 minutes. Drain in a colander and immediately immerse in ice water for several minutes to stop the cooking process. Drain.
Reduce oven temperature to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
Break eggs into a large bowl and whisk until yolks and whites are combined. Add milk, salt, nutmeg, and pepper, whisking until well combined.
Sprinkle broccoli, ham, Gruyere cheese, and chives evenly over the crust. Pour egg mixture over the filling.
Set quiche on a baking sheet and place on the center rack of the oven. Bake until egg mixture is set, 45 to 50 minutes. Insert a knife in the center of the quiche to test for doneness; quiche is done when the knife comes out clean. Pace pan on a wire rack to cool for about 10 minutes. Serve warm.
Per Serving: 229 calories; protein 9.9g; carbohydrates 13.6g; fat 15.1g; cholesterol 109.2mg; sodium 452.4mg.
Eat good breakfast to continue the day has become a fabulous habit. It’s a best way to start my day off healthfully. The sugar hit from the fruit wakes me up and bring me energy to make on the morning. Sugar is more vilified as the root of all disease, but fruit is also loaded with fibre, which is great for your stomach system and helps keep you feel full longer, and not want likely grab a snack out of the vending machine before lunchtime.
Making fruit a morning habit is easy . Easy as put the sweetness in your refrigerator next to the milk or on the bench next to your grain pan , or move your coffee maker or tea kettle — about anywhere where you’ll find it. Before you eat the rest of your breakfast , eat your fruit. If you’re not normally a breakfast person.