From: Julie Wright
Here's an all-purpose quiche recipe. I put it together from the suggestions in various cookbooks.
a pie crust (9- or 10-in pan)
1 egg white
1/4 - 1/3 pound grated cheese (Gruyere is best; cheddar is good too)
1/2 cup light cream (or half and half)
1 cup heavy cream
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon white pepper (black is OK too)
One or more of the following fillings:
5 or 6 bacon strips, cut into 1-inch pieces and cooked 1/4 pound sliced ham, fried slightly (brings out flavor) scallions (about 1 bunch), chopped and sauteed in butter mushrooms (about 10 ounces), sliced and sauteed in butter spinach (one bunch), chopped, steamed, and drained Beat egg white slightly, and spread a thin layer of egg white over uncooked pie crust. Prebake the pie crust at 425 F (400 for a glass pan) for 10-15 minutes. Let cool.
Place cheese in crust. Add one or more of the fillings (about 1 - 1 1/2 cups filling(s) total).
Mix eggs, both kinds of cream, and spices. Pour gently on top of cheese and filling(s).
Bake at 375 F (350 for glass pan) for 45 minutes, or until a knife inserted in the middle comes out clean.
(I use the Basic pie crust from the New York Times Cookbook.)