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                             QUICHE FOR A CROWD
 
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 Serving Size  : 12   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cheese                           Eggs
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    2 2/3   c            All-purpose flour
    1 1/4   ts           Salt
    1       c            Shortening
    8       oz           Package cream cheese,
                         -softened
   12                    Eggs
    4       c            Milk
      1/3   c            Grated Parmesan cheese
    2       tb           Chopped chives
    2 1/2   ts           Salt
      1/2   ts           Dried oregano leaves
      1/4   ts           Pepper
    6       oz           Jarlsberg cheese, shredded
                         -(1 1/2 cups)
    6       oz           Gruyere cheese, shredded (1
                         -1/2 cups)
 
   Makes 12 main-dish servings
   Ice water Fresh chives for garnish
   About 1 1/2 hours before serving:
   1. In a medium bowl, stir flour and salt; cut in
   shortening to resemble coarse crumbs. Stir in 6 to 7
   tablespoons ice water, a tablespoon at a time, until
   pastry just holds together. 2. Roll three-fourths of
   pastry into a rectangle 3 inches larger all around
   than 13x9-inch baking dish. Line baking dish with
   pastry; trim pastry edge, leaving 1-inch overhang.
   Fold overhang under; firmly press edge onto rim. 3.
   Roll trimmings and remaining pastry 1/8-ich thick.
   With floured 1/2 inch round canape cutter, cut out as
   many rounds as possible. Moisten edge of pastry rim
   with water; place rounds on edge, overlapping
   slightly; press with fingertips. Reroll trimmings and
   cut more rounds if necessary. 4. In large bowl, with
   mixer at low speed, beat cream cheese until smooth.
   Add eggs, one at a time, until blended, scraping bowl
   with rubber spatula. Beat in milk and next 5
   ingredients. 5. Preheat oven to 375 F. Sprinkle
   shredded cheeses evenly over bottom of pie crust; pout
   egg mixture over cheeses. If you like, arrange fresh
   chives on top to make a pretty design. Bake 45 minutes
   or until knife inserted in center comes out clean.
  
 
 
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