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Christmas ham and egg quiche

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6 servings
15 min
30 min
Very Easy

Ingredients

Number of serving: 6
1 sheet frozen ready-rolled shortcrust pastry, partially thawed

200 g sliced leg ham, chopped

2 tablespoons finely-chopped fresh chives

1/2 cup pure cream

1/4 cup grated mozzarella cheese

6 eggs (see tip)

1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese

Preparation

  • Preheat oven to 180°C. Lightly grease a 23cm (base) loose-based fluted flan pan. Roll pastry out on a flat surface to form a 26cm square. Line base and side of pan with pastry.
  • Trim excess pastry. Place pan on a baking tray. Line pastry case with baking paper. Fill with ceramic pie weights or uncooked rice.
  • Bake for 10 minutes. Remove rice or weights and paper. Bake for 7 minutes or until base is light golden. Allow to cool for 5 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, combine ham, chives, cream, mozzarella and 3 eggs in a small bowl. Season with pepper. Spoon mixture into pastry case.
  • Crack remaining eggs over ham mixture, keeping yolks whole. Sprinkle with parmesan. Bake for 20 minutes or until eggs are set.
  • Serve.

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