Eating My Way Through the Alphabet: Letter Q

What’s Cooking in Gail’s Kitchen? Quiche Lorraine! Pie for Breakfast? Or Brunch or a light Dinner? Without a doubt! This flaky rim pastry tart filled with a rich, creamy filling is a classic French staple that boasts tradition in every bite. 
QUICHE LORRAINE
Pastry:

1 1/3 cup flour

Pinch of salt

3 ounces Neufchâtel cheese

1/2 cup butter
Sift together flour and salt. Add softened butter and Neufchâtel cheese. Mixture becomes crumbly but eventually forms a single large ball. Set aside for 30 minutes to an hour. Roll out and line a deep 9-10″ pie dish. 
Filling:

8 thin slices cooked ham or crisp smoked bacon

8 ounces Gruyère cheese*

2 cups sour cream

3 eggs and 1 yolk

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon melted butter
Cover pastry alternating ham and cheese. Combine remaining ingredients. Pour over ham and cheese. Sprinkle with nutmeg. Bake at 375° 50-60 minutes until set. 
*May substitute Gruyère cheese for thinly sliced Swiss cheese. 

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