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Leek and Baby Portobello Quiches

If you are looking for something to serve at a relaxing weekend brunch, look no further. My family always asks for this dish. The leeks and mushrooms make a terrific flavor combo. —Amy Mueller, Coopersville, Michigan
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min. + standing
  • Makes
    2 quiches (6 servings each)

Ingredients

  • Pastry for two single-crust pies (9 inches)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small leek (white portion only), sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cups sliced baby portobello mushrooms
  • 1/3 cup cream sherry
  • 1/3 cup Miracle Whip
  • 10 large eggs
  • 2 cups half-and-half cream
  • 3 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350° On a lightly floured surface, roll each half of pastry dough into a 1/8-in.-thick circle; transfer to 9-in. pie plates. Trim pastries to 1/2 in. beyond rim of plates; flute edges. Refrigerate while preparing filling.
  • In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat; saute leek and garlic until tender. Stir in sherry. Remove from heat; stir in Miracle Whip.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, cream and seasonings. Place 1 cup mushrooms and half of the leek mixture in each crust. Pour in egg mixture.
  • Bake on a lower oven rack until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean, 40-50 minutes. Sprinkle with cheese. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting.
Editor's Note: Pastry for single-crust pie (9 inches): Combine 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour and 1/4 tsp. salt; cut in 1/2 cup cold butter until crumbly. Gradually add 3-5 Tbsp. ice water, tossing with a fork until dough holds together when pressed. Wrap in plastic and refrigerate 1 hour.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 401 calories, 28g fat (14g saturated fat), 217mg cholesterol, 584mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 11g protein.

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