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Recipe: Apple Sausage Cheddar Quiche

by BnB Finder | February 19th, 2016 | Best BnB Bites, Breakfast Dishes, Main Dishes, Recipes
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apple_sausage_cheddar_quicheTime is of the essence it seems – for all of us! There are just never enough hours in the day to get everything squared away. That’s why when we can cut corners in the culinary world – as long as your food remains delicious – it’s an ideal situation. Our friends at The Oaks Victorian Inn in Christiansburg, VA, an award-winning, Four Diamond property that features lavish guestrooms, gorgeous grounds, warm hospitality and an unforgettable breakfast, have you covered. Their amazing Apple Sausage Cheddar Quiche is a one-dish meal that can’t be beat.

Apple Sausage Cheddar Quiche

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Prep Time
30 min

Cook Time
45 min

Total Time
1 hr 15 min

Prep Time
30 min

Cook Time
45 min

Total Time
1 hr 15 min

Ingredients
  1. 1 pie shell
  2. 1/2 pound sausage (sweet, spicy or turkey)
  3. 1/2 cup chopped onion
  4. 1 shredded Granny Smith apple
  5. 1 Tb. lemon juice
  6. 1 Tb. sugar
  7. 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  8. 3 eggs
  9. 1-1/2 cups half and half
  10. 1/4 tsp. salt
Instructions
  1. Line a 9-inch pie plate with pie crust (see Chef’s Notes below!) and set aside.
  2. Crumble the sausage into a large skillet. Add onions.
  3. Cook over medium heat until the meat is browned and the onion is tender. Drain well.
  4. Return the pan to the stove and add the shredded apple, lemon juice and sugar.
  5. Cook over medium-high heat stirring constantly until the apple is tender and liquid has evaporated.
  6. Spoon the sausage, apple, onion mixture into the pie shell. Top with cheese.
  7. Recipe can be put in the fridge and kept overnight at this point if desired.
  8. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  9. In a medium bowl blend eggs, half-and-half, and salt. Pour over the sausage mixture.
  10. Bake 35-45 minutes until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.
  11. Let quiche stand a few minutes before serving.
Notes
  1. My Mother’s Flaky Pie Crust
Ingredients
  1. 2 cups flour
  2. ½ tsp. salt
  3. 6 Tb. butter
  4. 6 Tb. Crisco shortening
  5. ½ tsp. sugar
  6. 5 Tb. cold water
  7. 2 tsp. white vinegar
Directions
  1. Mix sugar, water and vinegar together and set aside.
  2. Into flour and salt cut in shortening and butter until it resembles coarse bread crumbs.
  3. Toss in the liquid mixture and mix with a fork to form a ball.
  4. Divide in 2 for top and bottom crusts.
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