I love this recipe, the cheese adds to the usually bland flavor of the the quiche crust to make it rich and tasty.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place flour in a large bowl. Sprinkle in the chopped butter; rub butter into the flour until it resembles bread crumbs. Stir in the grated cheese. Sprinkle water over the flour mixture, a teaspoon at a time, stirring lightly with a fork. Add just enough water to allow the dough form a ball and cleanly leave the sides of the bowl. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

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  • Preheat an oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Roll out dough, and place in a 9 inch pie/quiche pan. Use a fork to prick holes over the bottom of the pastry.

  • Bake crust in preheated oven for 10 minutes before filling with quiche custard of your choice.

Nutrition Facts

178 calories; protein 2.9g 6% DV; carbohydrates 12g 4% DV; fat 13.2g 20% DV; cholesterol 35.5mg 12% DV; sodium 111.3mg 5% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
07/09/2009
This was an amazing crust. The secret to it is the butter. I used a shredded parmesan cheese to add to the crust and it was simply amazing! I agree with Zedar....there isn't enough crust. I used Pampered Chef deep dish pans and it was really close. If you're expecting to made a beautiful fluted shell, it's not going to happen the way the recipe is presently. I will add 1/4 cup more flour, 2 more tablespoon of butter and enough water for it to get it to a ball stage. The taste and flakiness complimented the spinach quiche and ham quiche that I made this evening for dinner. Both crust turned golden brown, and I didn't prebake the crust. I will use this recipe again as I experiment with some different quiche recipes that I am trying out on my family. Thanks for sharing Joanna! :) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/20/2011
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64 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 46
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
07/09/2009
This was an amazing crust. The secret to it is the butter. I used a shredded parmesan cheese to add to the crust and it was simply amazing! I agree with Zedar....there isn't enough crust. I used Pampered Chef deep dish pans and it was really close. If you're expecting to made a beautiful fluted shell, it's not going to happen the way the recipe is presently. I will add 1/4 cup more flour, 2 more tablespoon of butter and enough water for it to get it to a ball stage. The taste and flakiness complimented the spinach quiche and ham quiche that I made this evening for dinner. Both crust turned golden brown, and I didn't prebake the crust. I will use this recipe again as I experiment with some different quiche recipes that I am trying out on my family. Thanks for sharing Joanna! :) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/27/2009
This came together quickly in my Kitchen Aid mixer, I just cut the butter into bitty pieces before adding to the flour. I used this for a bottom crust for a homemade pot pie, using garlic mashed potatoes as a top crust. Turned out great. Next time, I'll not wait until the last minute and make the pie dough in the morning. The longer this crust sits in the fridge, the less likely it is to warm under hot hands. Great recipe! This crust is so flaky and tender. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2009
THANK YOU for this recipe!! This is my new secret weapon when making quiches. My other secret weapon is sticking to Julia Child's recipe for quiche! I've made this twice now, and once I used havarti instead of cheddar, as that's what I had on hand. The havarti gave the crust a lovely, delicate taste, but beware: Since havarti has a high moisture content, you don't need as much water. Also, here's a tip for everyone: If you freeze the butter briefly (maybe 10 minutes or so, no longer!) before cutting into small pieces, it makes it much easier. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/13/2011
Much tastier than plain flour/shortening crust. I needed to add a few extra TBSP flour but flour amounts always vary to some degree anyway. I also like to add about a tsp total of dried herb combinations (basil oregano rosemary thyme) to get a cheese/herb crust. This recipe is a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/20/2009
Thank you for this wonderful recipe i made the crust following these directions but made tiny quiche tarts instead. It turned out a little over 24 mini ham bacon spinach and swiss cheese quiche. I've made them a few times friends and family are dying for the recipe. Very tasty- great results. if you are a health nut this is not the quiche crust for you. It was a little greasy but no one complained. My 88 yr. old grandmother ate about 3 or 4 of these mini quiche- and she's a picky eater... lol and then there is my 37 yr old cousin who hate vegetables but tried them despite the spinach content.:-) Have fun with this recipe everyone its certainly a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/30/2010
this came out really nice especially for my very first homemade crust. i only had 4 tbsp butter so i supplemented it with oil. it came out great - light and cheesy - perfect complement to the custard i used for my quiche! thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/13/2012
This is a wonderful piecrust! I made a double batch so I can use the second crust for a chicken pot pie in a day or two. It bakes golden and light and tastes like a cheese cracker. I used my broccoli-mushroom-onion-bacon-cheddar recipe using evaporated milk instead of regular. This is the best quiche I've ever made! I started to bake the unfilled crust as the directions said but saw it was shrinking. So I removed it from the oven and stretched it back into shape filled it with the quiche mixture and baked it. It came out so good! I recommend that instead of pre-baking this crust you just fill it and bake all at once. Thank you for the great recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/30/2009
Flaky and rich from the cheese. I was a bit leary of the amount of flour--it's not enough compared to other quiche pastry recipes but it does work. I did add a bit more flour than called for so I could get all the butter mixed in. It definitely needs cooled before rolling out. I was impatient so I put in the freezer for a while instead of letting cool in the fridge. I had more than enough crust for one quiche--maybe those who have had too little have larger pans? I used my regular quiche pan for this and a regular sized pie pan would've been fine as well. I used this with the Salsa Sausage Quiche recipe on here. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2011
I used this crust on top of a vegetable pot pie and it worked out great! Wonderful flavor and texture. The pie baked for 40 minutes at 375 degrees. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/20/2011
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