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Mix 'n' Match Quiche

 Mix 'n' Match Quiche
Combine colorful crabmeat and asparagus to bake this hearty main dish that's both festive and flavorful— or choose your family's favorite ingredients...and create your own one-of-a-kind specialty! You'll be surprised at the compliments you'll receive.
6-8 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Bake: 45 min. + standing

Ingredients

  • 1 unbaked pastry shell (9 inches)
  • 1 can (6 ounces) crabmeat, flaked and drained
  • 1 cup frozen asparagus cut, thawed
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons chopped sweet red pepper
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Swiss or cheddar cheese
  • 3 eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups half-and-half cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Directions

  • Line unpricked pastry shell with a double thickness of heavy-duty
  • foil. Bake at 450° for 5 minutes. Remove foil; bake 5 minutes
  • more. Reduce heat to 325°.
  • Layer crab, asparagus, onion, red pepper and cheese in crust. In a
  • small bowl, beat eggs, cream, salt, pepper and nutmeg; pour over
  • cheese. Bake for 35-45 minutes or until a knife inserted near the
  • center comes out clean. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting.
  • Yield: 6-8 servings.
Editor's Note: You can mix and match ingredients to come up with your own personal quiche. For the crab, substitute 8 ounces of browned pork sausage or 1 cup of diced cooked chicken or ham. For

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Editor's Note: the asparagus, substitute 1 cup of frozen broccoli or a broccoli-cauliflower-carrot blend.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 piece) equals 287 calories, 17 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 138 mg cholesterol, 401 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 14 g protein.
Wine: Sparkling Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sparkling wine.