1/2 recipe plain pastry or 1 layer pie crust mix for 9-inch pie
7 1/2 ounces fresh lump crab meat (shells and cartilage removed)
3 ounces Swiss cheese, grated
2 cups half-and-half
1/3 cup onion, minced
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
Heat oven to 425 degrees F.
Prepare pie crust as directed. Place pastry on the bottom and sides of a 9-inch pie pan.
Over the dough, sprinkle all of crab meat, then all of cheese.
In a bowl, beat eggs, cream, onion, salt and cayenne until blended. Pour mixture over crab meat and cheese. Sprinkle with parsley. Place pan on a cookie sheet; set on middle rack in oven. Bake at 425 degrees F for 15 minutes, then reduce heat to 300 degrees F.
Bake 30 minutes more or until knife, when inserted, comes out clean. Remove quiche from oven; let cool 10 minutes. Cut and serve warm.
Yields 6 slices.