I've adapted this recipe to make it vegetarian. I use a fresh vegetarian sausage. Lightlife Gimme Lean Sausage.
I brown it in 2 TBS of vegetable oil before I use it in a recipe.
It works well in this Quiche. This is a great Quiche to serve at a brunch, during a holiday family gathering or any Sunday morning!
Here's what you'll need.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
1 - 9" Deep Dish Pie Plate with a single deep dish pie crust. You can make your own or buy a frozen crust and thaw it completely before using.
1/2 pound of ground sausage (vegetarian or........ not!)
3/4 C dried Cranberries
1 1/2 C shredded Swiss Cheese
3 large Eggs
1 1/2 C Half and Half
Pre bake the pie shell for 7 minutes. (allow to cool completely)
If using a frozen crust, thaw it to room temperature before baking.
Reduce oven temperature to 375 degrees.
In a skillet:
Brown the sausage and drain off any excess liquid. I sauté the vegetarian sausage in 2 TBS of vegetable oil.
Stir in the Cranberries and remove from heat.
In a mixing bowl:
Half and Half
In the Pre baked Pie shell:
Sprinkle in the Cheese evenly to cover the bottom.
Add Sausage / Cranberry mixture evenly over the Cheese.
Pour the Egg mixture in.
Bake for 45 minutes.
Remove and cool on a rack for 10 minutes.
Peace in the Kitchen!