Bacon Jalapeno Popper Quiche
Source of Recipe
This is an amazing recipe combining incredible ingredients of bacon, jalapenos, cream cheese, and cheddar cheese, for a perfect brunch!
List of Ingredients
1 frozen pie crust 9 inch
1/2 cup cream cheese room temperature
2 jalapenos diced (deseed for less heat)
1 jalapeno sliced into rounds
3 slices bacon cooked crisp and coarsely chopped
1/2 cup whipping cream
1/2 cup half-and-half
5 large eggs
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Preheat oven to 400°degrees F.
Thaw the frozen crust for 10 minutes, then prick the crust all over the bottom and sides with a fork to make tiny holes. Bake it for 10 minutes. Remove the crust and lower the oven temperature to 350°degrees.
While the crust is hot, spread the cream cheese all over the bottom as evenly as possible. Sprinkle the diced jalapenos over the cream cheese (the rounds are for garnish later on).
Put the cream and half-and-half into a small pot and put it over medium heat about 5 minutes or until tiny bubbles appear around the edges. Scald (where you bring it to just under the boiling point) until very hot, but not boiling.
Beat the eggs together in a bowl. Add the hot cream mixture to the eggs, whisking constantly to combine. Add the paprika, salt and bacon. Pour into the crust and bake for 30 minutes.
Remove from oven, arrange the jalapeno slices on top, sprinkle with cheese and bake until the cheese has melted and turned golden brown, about 15-20 minutes.
Cool slightly before serving.