*  Exported from  MasterCook II  *

                              Tomato Quiche

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Serving Size  : 8    Preparation Time :2:00
Categories    : Savories                         Appetizers

  Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
--------  ------------  --------------------------------
   1      Cup           Chopped Onion
   2      Tablespoons   Butter
   4      Large         Tomatoes, Chopped
   1      Teaspoon      Salt
     1/4  Teaspoon      Pepper
     1/4  Teaspoon      Thyme
   2      Cups          Cheddar Cheese, Grated
   4      Large         Eggs
   1      Cup           Half and Half
     1/4  Cup           Butter -- Crust
   1      Cup           Flour -- "
   1      Dash          Salt -- "
   4      Tablespoons   Cold Water -- "

1)  In a skillet, saute the onion in the butter until tender.

2)  Add the tomatoes, salt, pepper and thyme and cook over medium heat until the liquid has evaporated (about 10 minutes).

3)  Set the oven to 220° C (425° F).

4)  While the tomato mixture is cooking, prepare the pie shell:  Mix the flour and salt together and cut the butter into the flour mixture until it resembles fine meal.  Add the cold water a tablespoon at a time until the dough holds together but is not sticky.  Roll the dough out and make a 10-inch pie shell.  Prick the shell all over the bottom with a fork.

5)  Spread 1/2 of the grated cheese over the bottom of the pie shell, spread the tomato mixture over that, then top with the remaining cheese.

6)  In a measuring pitcher large enough to hold the eggs and the cream, beat the eggs until foamy then stir in the cream and mix well.  Pour this mixture into the pie shell.

7)  Bake the pie for 10 minutes, then reduce the heat to 170° C (325° F) and bake the pie until the top begins to brown and a tester inserted in the center of the pie comes out clean (40-55 minutes).  The pie should be firm.

8)  Let the pie cool for 10 minutes before serving.

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