Bacon and Leek Quiche

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Bacon and Leek Quiche

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: About 70 minutes

Servings: 6

Ingredients:

1 pre-made pie crust (or you can make your own)
2 tablespoons butter
1 leek
3/4 cup chopped ham (deli slices are fine)
3/4 cup chopped bacon
3 eggs
6-oz block of gruyere cheese
3/4 cup half and half
1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
Nutmeg
Cayenne pepper
Salt and pepper

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Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 375°F.

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2. Roll out pie crust (if it isn’t prepackaged in a pie tin).

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Tip: If you don’t have a rolling pin use a wine bottle.

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Tip: Chill crust to prevent it from shrinking

3. Chop bacon and ham.

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4. Thoroughly rinse the leek to get out all of the dirt that gets trapped inside.

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5. Chop leek.

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6. Bake pie crust for ten minutes (this is called blind baking).
Tip: Prick the bottom of the crust with a fork to keep it from rising.

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7. While crust bakes, cook the bacon until browned and then add in the ham. Cook browned bacon and ham for 3 minutes on medium heat.

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8. Remove meat.

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9. Add 2 tablespoons of butter to pork fat left over in the pan and sauté leeks for 5 minutes or until tender.

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10. Grate cheese.

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11. Mix 3 eggs, 3/4 cup half and half, cheese, nutmeg, cayenne, corn starch, salt and pepper.
Tip: save a handful of cheese to top the mixture.

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12. Add the leeks and pork to wet mixture.

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13. Pour mixture into pie crust and top with left over cheese.
Tip: place pie on a baking sheet to prevent any spills.

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14. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until browned.

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