Recipe by Joanna
"I love this recipe, the cheese adds to the usually bland flavor of the the quiche crust to make it rich and tasty."
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cold butter, cut into small pieces
shredded Cheddar cheese
This came together quickly in my Kitchen Aid mixer, I just cut the butter into bitty pieces before adding to the flour. I used this for a bottom crust for a homemade pot pie, using garlic mashed potatoes as a top crust. Turned out great. Next time, I'll not wait until the last minute and make the pie dough in the morning. The longer this crust sits in the fridge, the less likely it is to warm under hot hands. Great recipe! This crust is so flaky and tender.
This was an amazing crust. The secret to it is the butter. I used a shredded parmesan cheese to add to the crust and it was simply amazing! I agree with Zedar....there isn't enough crust. I used Pampered Chef deep dish pans and it was really close. If you're expecting to made a beautiful fluted shell, it's not going to happen the way the recipe is presently. I will add 1/4 cup more flour, 2 more tablespoon of butter and enough water for it to get it to a ball stage. The taste and flakiness complimented the spinach quiche and ham quiche that I made this evening for dinner. Both crust turned golden brown, and I didn't prebake the crust. I will use this recipe again as I experiment with some different quiche recipes that I am trying out on my family. Thanks for sharing Joanna! :)
THANK YOU for this recipe!! This is my new secret weapon when making quiches. My other secret weapon is sticking to Julia Child's recipe for quiche! I've made this twice now, and once I used havarti instead of cheddar, as that's what I had on hand. The havarti gave the crust a lovely, delicate taste, but beware: Since havarti has a high moisture content, you don't need as much water. Also, here's a tip for everyone: If you freeze the butter briefly (maybe 10 minutes or so, no longer!) before cutting into small pieces, it makes it much easier.
Much tastier than plain flour/shortening crust. I needed to add a few extra TBSP flour, but flour amounts always vary to some degree anyway. I also like to add about a tsp total of dried herb combinations (basil, oregano, rosemary, thyme) to get a cheese/herb crust. This recipe is a keeper!
this came out really nice especially for my very first homemade crust. i only had 4 tbsp butter, so i supplemented it with oil. it came out great - light and cheesy - perfect complement to the custard i used for my quiche! thanks!
Flaky and rich from the cheese. I was a bit leary of the amount of flour--it's not enough compared to other quiche pastry recipes, but it does work. I did add a bit more flour than called for so I could get all the butter mixed in. It definitely needs cooled before rolling out. I was impatient, so I put in the freezer for a while instead of letting cool in the fridge. I had more than enough crust for one quiche--maybe those who have had too little have larger pans? I used my regular quiche pan for this, and a regular sized pie pan would've been fine as well. I used this with the Salsa Sausage Quiche recipe on here. Thanks for the recipe!
Thank you for this wonderful recipe, i made the crust following these directions but made tiny quiche tarts instead. It turned out a little over 24 mini ham,bacon,spinach, and swiss cheese quiche. I've made them a few times, friends and family are dying for the recipe. Very tasty- great results. ** if you are a health nut this is not the quiche crust for you. It was a little greasy but no one complained. My 88 yr. old grandmother ate about 3 or 4 of these mini quiche- and she's a picky eater... lol and then there is my 37 yr old cousin who hate vegetables but tried them despite the spinach content. :-) Have fun with this recipe everyone its certainly a keeper!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Cheesy Quiche Crust
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 119
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