Crab Quiche

Recipe Ingredients


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

4 eggs

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.

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