Goat Cheese & Ham Quiche

Adults and kids alike will scarf down this gluten free quiche.  Made with mild cheeses, and a delicious Old Fashioned Piecrust, all you’ll need is a tossed salad and dinner is served!

Here’s What You Will Need for the Crust:

This makes TWO crusts

Using your food processor and dough attachment, add the following three ingredients:

3 C. Superfine Rice Flour (Brown, White, or a combination)

1 tsp. Guar or Xanthan Gum

1 tsp. Salt

Pulse in the food processor for a few seconds to mix.

1 Stick of Chilled Butter

2 Eggs

4 Ounces of Chilled Cream Cheese

Slice the butter into the food processor and pulse until mixture is crumbly.  Add the eggs and the cream cheese pulsing again for a few seconds until mixed.

6-8 T. Half and Half or Cream

Add the half and half (or cream) one tablespoon at a time until the dough is formed and pulling away from the sides of the food processor bowl.  You should be able to make an indention in the dough with your finger (you don’t want dough that is too sticky to handle).

Wait to wash out your food processor.  You’ll use it for the filling in a second.

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Turn half of the dough out onto a sheet of waxed paper that has been dusted with rice flour and form a ball, coating all sides with the rice flour.

Gently roll the dough into a circle of even thickness.

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Place a deep dish pie plate upside down on top of the dough and trim.  The trimmed circle should be about 2 inches larger than the pie plate.

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Place one hand under the waxed paper and one on top of the pie plate, flipping it right side up.  Gently remove the waxed paper.

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The remaining half of the dough may be refrigerated for later use in the week or rolled out, pressed in a pie plate, and frozen.

For the Filling, Here’s What You Will Need:

6 Eggs

3 Turns of Cracked Pepper

3/4 C. Milk (or milk substitute)

6 Ounces of Manchego Cheese

6 Ounces of Goat Cheddar Cheese

2 T. Superfine Rice Flour

4 Ounces of Cubed Ham (see picture below)

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Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Remember that food processor I told you not to wash out yet?  Replace the dough blade with the regular blade (no need to wrestle with the grater attachment).  Toss in both cheeses and pulse until crumbly.

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Whisk together all of the ingredients except the ham and pour into one prepared deep dish pie crust.  Sprinkle evenly with cubed ham.

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Bake for 45-50 minutes in a preheated oven or until a knife inserted comes out clean and the quiche is golden on top.  Allow the quiche to sit for at least 15 minutes before serving.

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1 Comment

  1. Tania Aranki says:

    Reblogged this on Gluten Free and Off The Beaten Path and commented:

    You can use swiss or jarlsberg instead of goat or sheep cheese to make this yummy dinner! I use a lot of sheep or goat cheese because hubby can’t tolerate regular milk or milk products well. Did you know that 60% of people who react poorly to cow’s milk products do just dandy on sheep or goat’s milk products? Interesting.

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