St. Patrick's Day Quiche

This is another great recipe for St. Patrick's Day. Our other recipes so far have been Lucky Charm Doughnuts and Poutine with Guinness Gravy. There are always a lot of dessert recipes themed for holidays, but I always really like when we can find a main dish that fits a holiday theme, and this one does fit really well. The idea comes from the blog Diamonds for Dessert. We didn't have disposable pans to make the clover shape like the original blog did, so we made our own shapes out of foil and it worked pretty well.

-1 1/4 cups flour
-1/2 cup butter
-1/2 tsp salt
-1/4 cup ice water

-5 oz frozen spinach, thawed and drained
-2 eggs
-1/4 cup half-and-half
-1/4 cup grated gruyere
-1/8 cup grated parmesan
-1.5 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
-1/4 cup diced onion (white, red, or green onions)
-salt and pepper

Fold over aluminum foil so it is a little thicker.
Shape it into a clover shape.
Add the shape to a pie pan.
Make the crust. Cut the butter into small slices.
Mix together the flour, salt and water with the butter.
Roll out the crust with a rolling pin.
Cut around the shape you made.
Place the crust in the bottom of the pan.
Take the leftover crust and stand it up on the sides along the foil.
Line the inside of the foil all the way around.
Now continue the clover shape by putting crust through the middle.
Make the filling. Mix half and half, egg, cream cheese, salt and pepper.
Add the spinach, cheese, and onion.
Add the filing to the crust.
Bake for 20 minutes at 425.
Take the foil off the outside of the quiche and cook again
for another 10 minutes to cook the outside of the crust.

Everyone really liked this. It was great that it turned out green, and it did look like a clover, which was perfect for St. Patrick's Day.


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