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This make-ahead quiche recipe is one of my all-time favorites! It can be frozen and baked later. My mother, who got this recipe from her friend Betty, used to make mass quantities and take them out whenever she needed one for an easy meal or hors d'oeuvre. She made it with light cream instead of milk.

Recipe Summary

20 mins
1 hr
1 hr 20 mins
1 9-inch quiche


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C.)

  • Toss shredded cheese and flour together in a medium bowl. Sprinkle mixture onto frozen pie crust. Add diced ham on top of cheese.

  • Combine eggs, milk, salt, and dry mustard in a medium bowl. Beat until smooth and pour over cheese and ham.

  • Place foil around the edges of the crust to protect it from burning.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until the filling is set and the crust is golden brown, about 1 hour. A knife inserted into the center of the quiche should come out clean.

  • Garnish with parsley and pimento peppers before serving.

To Make Ahead:

Complete Steps 2 and 3. Cover quiche with a large piece of plastic wrap, overlapping the sides, then wrap with a large piece of foil and seal well; the plastic will keep the foil from sticking to the food. Place quiche in the freezer.

When ready to cook, remove quiche from the freezer and remove foil and plastic wrap. Then follow Steps 1, 4, 5, and 6, above.

Nutrition Facts

260 calories; protein 12g; carbohydrates 14.1g; fat 17.2g; cholesterol 95.5mg; sodium 376.5mg. Full Nutrition