Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Apple Sausage Cheddar Quiche

We had some guests Christmas morning and I wanted to make something a little special. We make pancakes all the time so I wanted to stray from our norm, and my husband suggested a breakfast casserole. I went straight to my Southern Living cookbook. It didn't take long for me to make up my mind about what to make, this quiche jumped right out at me. I knew it would be perfect. I also thought it would balance out the cinnamon rolls we were also having.

This is slightly different than your typical quiche and it's not quite as heavy and rich. I used my own chicken sausage and think using the homemade sausage really makes a difference here. It adds to the great flavor without all the grease, salt, MSG and who knows what else in other sausages.

Apple Sausage Cheddar Quiche
1 9-inch pie crust (store bought or homemade)
1/2-1 lb. chicken sausage
1 1/2 cups (6-oz)shredded Cheddar cheese
1 cup peeled, chopped cooking apple (I used Granny Smith)
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup chopped green pepper
1/2 tsp. dried basil
1/8 tsp. garlic powder
4 large eggs, beaten
1 cup milk

With your pie crust fitted in a pie plate, prick bottoms and sides of pie crust with a fork. Bake at 400 degrees F for 8 minutes.

Brown sausage in a large skilled, stirring until it crumbles. Drain and cool.

Combine sausage, cheese and next 5 ingredients; spoon into prepared crust. Beat eggs and milk until blended and pour over sausage mixture. Sprinkle lightly with paprika.

Bake at 325 for 50-60 minutes OR until set. Don't take it out too early.

SOURCE: Adapted from The Ultimate Southern Living Cookbook

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  1. Perfection, this cheddar and apple thing is really popular now. I have to jump on the wagon.

  2. I know, it's so good. I did a cheddar apple grilled chees on whole wheat and it was yummy.

  3. I'm starting to appreciate the apple sausage combo more and more -- this quiche sounds great.

  4. What a decadent breakfast. Your guests sure are lucky.

  5. That looks so good, Michele! We eat breakfast for dinner all the time, so I'll have to try it.


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