Quiche Lorraine

This is a delicious easy main dish you can serve for brunch or dinner. Pair with a nice arugula salad with tomatoes, your guest will ask for a second helping!

Quiche Lorraine

  • Servings: 8
  • Difficulty: medium
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Ingredients:

  • 4 jumbo organic eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1 cup of heavy cream
  • 1 cup of half and half
  • 1/4 cup of sweet onion finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped chives
  • 1 package of thick bacon
  • 3/4 cup of grated Jarlsberg cheese
  • 3/4 cup of baby swiss cheese
  • 1/4 cup of finely grated parmesan and romano
  • 1/2 cup of Le Gruyere cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon of fresh nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 unbaked pie dough
  • 1 9inch deep dish pie pan

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees
  • Prepare the pie dough into the pie pan and set aside
  • Chopped raw bacon into small pieces and cook in a skillet until crispy, drain on paper towel and set aside
  • Drain bacon fat out of the skillet but leave 1 tablespoon
  • Sauté the sweet onions until soft and translucent, remove and drain on a paper towel
  • Place the bacon evenly on the bottom of the pie pan
  • Sprinkle onions and chives on top
  • In a large bowl slightly beat the eggs
  • Add cheese, nutmeg, salt and pepper
  • Mix together and pour into pie shell
  • Bake in oven at 450 for 15 minutes
  • Reduce heat to 350 and bake for about 45 minutes longer until cooked into the center.
  • Let cool for 1o minutes and serve

crispy bacon cooked
crispy bacon cooked

pie shell
pie shell

slightly beaten eggs
slightly beaten eggs

All the cheeses
All the cheeses

fresh nutmeg
fresh nutmeg

quiche before the oven
quiche before the oven

Bourbon Pecan Tarts

My husbands favorite pie is pecan pie. I didn’t want to make a full pecan pie but a smaller bite size version for our dinner party last night. I came up with my own recipe and I think it turned out pretty good!

Bourbon Pecan Tarts

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Difficulty: easy
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Filling Ingredients –

  • 3 eggs (beaten)
  • 1 cup of light corn syrup
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1/2 cup of dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup of bourbon
  • 1 tablespoons of melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups of finely chopped pecans

Directions – 

  • Preheat oven to 350
  • Beat eggs with fork in a bowl, stir in corn syrup, sugars, bourbon, butter and vanilla
  • Set aside to prepare shells
  • You will need a jumbo cup sized muffin pan or tart pan
  • Roll out any type of pie dough (I use https://www.pennyspies.com recipe)
  • Cut out 5 inch circle
  • Place in muffin pan with the sides halfway up the each cup. You should be able to make six.
  • Evenly spoon pecans into the muffin tins for all six
  • Pour the liquid mixture evenly to the top of each muffin cup
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes (depending on your oven)
  • Insert cake tester in the center and it comes out clean they are cooked.
  • Let cool and remove from the pan
  • Serve with vanilla ice cream

Enjoy!

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Chess Pie (Buttermilk Pie)

My friend Clifford came over to cook with me this weekend. One thing that really excited me is when I have friends and family share recipes that they have been making for years. Clifford called his grandmother Maggie who lives in the south to get her recipe for Chess Pie. Apparently she’s been making this pie since the 1940’s.

We made it and it turned out amazing! So simple and so delicious!

Chess Pie (Buttermilk Pie)

  • Servings: 6-8
  • Difficulty: easy
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Filling Ingredients –

  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 6 eggs (beaten)
  • 2 tablespoons of flower
  • 2/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup of melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla

Combine sugar and flower and mix well. Add in beaten eggs and buttermilk mix well. Add melted butter and vanilla.

Bake at 350 for 45-1 hour (you should be able to put a toothpick in the center and be clean when removing)

(we baked ours for a little longer, it depends on your oven. Watch your pie.

Let cool and serve.

Pie Crust –

You can use any pie crust you want.

About 2 years ago, I took a class with Penny and learned her amazing technique (https://www.pennyspies.com). It simple and easy and delicious. This is the pie crust I used when we made this pie.

I hope you enjoy!

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