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Spinach Quiche


Spinach Quiche

Spinach Quiche

Yield

Makes 6 servings

Ingredients

1 medium leek
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
2 cups finely chopped cooked chicken
1/2 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach or broccoli, cooked and drained
1 unbaked ready-to-use pie crust (10 inches in diameter)
1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1-1/2 cups half-and-half or evaporated milk
4 eggs
2 tablespoons brandy
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Cut leek in half lengthwise; wash and trim, leaving 2 to 3 inches of green tops intact. Cut leek halves crosswise into thin slices. Place in small saucepan; add enough water to cover. Bring to a boil over high heat; reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes. Drain; reserve leek.
  2. Melt butter in large skillet over medium heat. Add chicken; cook 5 minutes or until chicken is golden. Add spinach and leek to chicken mixture; cook 1 to 2 minutes longer. Remove from heat. Spoon mixture into unbaked pie crust; sprinkle with cheese and flour.
  3. Combine half-and-half, eggs, brandy, salt, pepper and nutmeg in medium bowl; pour over cheese.
  4. Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until knife inserted into center comes out clean. Let stand 5 minutes before serving. Serve hot or cold.

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