Breakfast Pie? Yes I know it’s a Quiche. But you have to understand, Mark doesn’t like Quiche. Mark will tell you he will never eat a Quiche. According to Mark Quiches are horrible. So…. I call this breakfast pie and watch his eyes light up when he smells the aroma hit the kitchen. He enjoys every piece of it, from his first bit to the very last and even part of mine. So even though Mark will tell you he hates Quiche, he loves my breakfast pie. I use Betty Crocker’s basic Quiche recipe then add flavors we enjoy.
Ingredients: serves 2 to 4 people
- 1/2 pound ground sausage, cooked and crumbled
- 1 @ 9″-inch pie crust
- 4 eggs
- 1 3/4 cups heavy cream, (whipping cream)
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
- 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1/8 tsp ground mustard
- 1/2 cup shredded sharp yellow cheddar cheese
- 1/2 cup shredded white cheddar cheese
- half of an onion, diced
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- one big handful of Kale, shredded
Preheat your oven to 425. I used 2 small cast iron skillets, they’re about 5 1/2″-inch diameter. You surely could use a 9″-inch cast iron skillet or a 9″-inch pie pan. (If using the large pans increase the heavy cream to 2 cups.)
Place your pie crust into your pans or pan. In a bowl stir together the cheeses, onion, garlic, kale and sausage, place this in your pie crust. Then whisk together the eggs, cream, salt, pepper, cayenne pepper and ground mustard. Pour this over the other ingredients.
Bake for 15 minutes on 425, then lower the oven temperature to 300 and bake for another 40 to 45 minutes until a knife inserted in the middle comes out clean. Remove the pies or pie and let them rest for 10 minutes before serving.