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Fresh Tomato Cheese Pizza with Asparagus and Prosciutto Ham

21 Sep

Asparagus Pizza

One pound pizza dough

Crisco to put on the pan

3 cups seasoned fresh tomatoes

One cup cut asparagus

8 slices diced cut ham

13 slices Muenster cheese slices

9 diced string cheese sticks

1/2 teaspoon oregano

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 diced onion

6 basil leaves

3 tablespoons olive oil

Dice three cups of tomatoes and season with oregano, garlic powder,basil, onion, salt, pepper and olive oil.

Grease a pizza pan with the Crisco.

Use a very thin layer.

Stretch out the dough to fit the edges, working with your fingers.

Place the slices of Muenster cheese on the dough in an even layer.

This is the secret.

If the tomatoes are watery, put them in a saucepan and cook the water off by bringing the tomatoes to a boil and watching it closely. It should look a little dry.

Stir often, then cool and put it on the dough.

Sprinkle the asparagus, ham and diced string cheese over the pizza.

Finish with a drizzle of olive oil

Bake in a preheated 450 degree oven for about 15 minutes but check after ten minutes because all ovens are different.

Cook on the bottom shelf of the oven.

 

 

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Caramelized Onion and Cheese Quiche

16 Jun

caramelized onion and cheese quiche

This is a reliable outstanding standby.

One deep dish pie pan. Do not use a regular pie dish because the filling will not fit.

One pie crust, rolled out to fit the dish with a small edge.

6 eggs

2 cups light cream

pinch of nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper

2 sliced onions

Two tablespoons butter

1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper

1/2 teaspoon sugar

3 slices white american cheese

3 slices muenster cheese

3 slices yellow cheddar

3 slices swiss cheese

3 slices Hoffman’s cheddar cheese

Put the onions, butter, salt, pepper and sugar in a pan and slowly caramelize the onions.  This takes at least twenty minutes. Cook them slowly because they will burn and you do not want that flavor.

Heat the oven to 400 degrees.

Place the pie crust in the pie pan.

Layer all the cheese.

Put the onions on top.

Mix the eggs with the cream, salt, pepper and nutmeg.

Whip the eggs very well but not frothy.

Pour the eggs on top of the onions.

Place the pie plate on the bottom rack in the oven.

Bake for one hour or until the pie stops jiggling.

Better to over cook the quiche then to under cook it.

I served this with the BLT Salad, a toasted crumpet and fresh fruit.

It was a pretty good brunch if I have to say so myself.