Friday, January 2, 2015

Cranberry and Sausage Quiche

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
Whisk well.

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!

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