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Cheesy Bacon Quiche

Ingredients:
•    1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
•    1/8 teaspoon salt
•    1/2 cup cold butter, cut in small pieces
•    2 to 3 tablespoons ice-cold water
Filling:
•    8 strips lean bacon, cooked and crumbled
•    4 large eggs
•    1 1/2 cups half-and-half or whole milk
•    1/4 teaspoon dried leaf thyme
•    1/8 teaspoon pepper
•    1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese

A hot bacon and cheese quiche could be served for almost any meal and can compliment other dishes.
A hot bacon and cheese quiche could be served for almost any meal and can compliment other dishes.

Preparation:
1) Prepare crust for quiche. In a mixing bowl, mix together flour and salt. Cut in cold butter with a pastry blender until coarse crumbs form; add water, a little at a time, until dough holds together and forms a ball. Shape into a disk, wrap in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for about 30 minutes.
2) On a lightly floured surface with a floured rolling pin, roll out dough into a circle about 11 inches in diameter. Fit dough into a 9-inch pie plate or quiche pan. Trim edges, leaving a little overhang, about 1/4-inch all around the edge. Prick dough with a fork. Line with foil and fill with dried beans or pie weights. Bake quiche crust for 10 minutes at 375°.
3) In a small bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, thyme, and pepper. Pour into the baked crust. Crumble bacon over the top with the shredded Cheddar cheese. Bake at 375° for about 30 minutes, or until quiche filling is set and top is lightly browned. Serve the quiche with fresh tomato wedges or a tossed salad.