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Ham ‘n’ Swiss Pie Mix

"I am never without a batch of this mix in cupboard," writes Martha Warner of Lacombe, Alberta. "One of my favorite ways to use it is in a savory pie made with leftover meat and vegetables. But try it in any recipe that calls for biscuit mix."
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min. + standing
  • Makes
    6 servings

Ingredients

  • 4-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 cup shortening
  • ADDITIONAL INGREDIENTS (FOR EACH PIE):
  • 2 cups diced fully cooked ham
  • 1 cup shredded Swiss cheese
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground mustard
  • Dash pepper

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. Cut in shortening until crumbly. Stir in an airtight container in a cool, dry place for up to 6 months. Yield: 6 batches (about 6 cups mix).
  • To prepare pie: In a bowl, combine the ham, cheese and onions. Transfer to a greased 9-in. pie plate. In a bowl, combine the eggs, milk, mustard, pepper and 1 cup mix; beat just until blended. Pour over ham mixture. Bake at 400° for 30-35 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Let stand for 10 minutes before cutting.
Editor's Note: Contents of mix may settle during storage. When preparing recipe, spoon mix into measuring cup.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 326 calories, 19g fat (8g saturated fat), 156mg cholesterol, 887mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 21g protein.

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