Quiche is one of our most ordered items in our Pottery House Cafe! For Spring, we love the idea of adding asparagus to an already delicious basic quiche, freshening it up and adding another layer of flavor. A crustless option makes it quicker and easier, and it lightens it up!
Grease a 10 inch pie plate. In bottom of pie plate, place
ham, cheese, asparagus and onion. Set aside.
In a blender or food processor, combine all remaining ingredients. Blend about 15- 30 seconds until mixture is combined and no lumps remain. Pour liquid mixture over dry ingredients. Press down any meat or vegetable that rise to the top.
Place in preheated oven for 40-45 minutes until quiche is
golden brown and cooked through. Cool five minutes and slice to serve.
This easy and old-fashioned way to bake a ham is perfect for the Easter table. It’s just what a family get-together needs to anchor the meal. You bake the ham and let them bring the sides! What’s nice about our pear relish is that it is the only topper you need for ham baking. It’s similar to a chowchow pickle but with pear added. So you have the sweet softness of the pears and the tangy, vinegary taste of the relish that works so well with ham. Serve sliced with hot buttered biscuits or rolls.
Makes 16 servings
Prep: 10 to 15 minutes
Bake: 1 1/2 to 2 hours
6 to 8 pounds sugar-cured ham (either shank or butt portion)
1/2 cup Old Mill Pear Relish, and more for serving
1 cup water, as needed to bake ham
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Trim off the excess fat from the ham, leaving a 1/4-inch layer of fat all around. This will help keep the ham moist while it roasts. Slice nearly through the fat in a crisscross pattern.
Coat the top of the ham with the relish. Place the ham in a shallow roasting pan. Pour the 1 cup water into the pan and place in the oven.
Bake about 15 minutes per pound, or about 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Check every 20 minutes, adding more water to the pan to keep the ham from burning. If the top gets too brown, tent the ham with foil.
Remove the ham from the oven, and let it rest 30 minutes before carving. Serve sliced with extra pear relish.
Preheat oven to 425°F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Cut butter into 1/2-inch-thick slices and place on a piece of wax paper; cut shortening into small pieces and add to the butter. Place in the freezer 5 minutes.
Meanwhile, combine flour, cornmeal, and sugar in a large bowl. Add the butter and shortening pieces and cut into flour mixture with a pastry blender until crumbly. Add 1 cup buttermilk, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened. If needed, add additional tablespoons of buttermilk to make a soft dough.
Turn dough out onto floured surface and pat or roll to 1-inch thick. Fold dough over itself in 3 sections, starting with the short end, and pat or roll again to 1-inch thick. Cut out biscuits with a 2 to 2 1/2-inch round cutter, without twisting; place, sides touching, on the lined baking sheet.
Bake until lightly browned, 13 to 15 minutes. Remove from the oven; brush with melted butter, if desired. Makes 8 biscuits.