I'm always curious about recipes that are printed on brand packaging. How long does it take for a recipe from conception to approval and why is a particular recipe chosen to be featured? It would be fun to be a fly on the wall watching the whole thing happen. I had some Tenderflake deep dish pie shells and noticed an intesting quiche recipe and couldn't resist trying it.
1 Tenderflake All Vegetable Shortening Deep Dish Pie Shell **
1 Tbsp (15ml) vegetable oil
1/2 onion, diced
1 cup sliced red pepper
1 lb (450 g) fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut in 1" (2.5cm) pieces
1 1/4 cups (300 ml) sliced mushrooms
1 1/2 cups (375 ml) shredded Cheddar cheese
1 cup (250 ml) milk
2 Tbsp (30 ml) chopped fresh basil
1/2 tsp (2.5 ml) salt
Thaw pastry shell at room temperature for 15 minutes. Place on baking sheet
Preheat oven to 425 F (220 C)
Heat oil in large frying pan over medium-high heat. Saute onion, asparagus, peppers and mushrooms ntil tender-crisp, stirring often, about 5 minutes
Sprinkle half of cheese in pie shell. Spoon vegetables on top. Cover with remaining cheese.
Beat remaining ingredients together to blend. Pour over vegetable mixture.
Bake on lower rack of preheated oven 10 minutes, then reduce temperature to 350 F (180 C) and bake 30-35 minutes longer or until filling is set. Cool 10 minutes, then slice and serve warm.
**You can chose any premade pie shell (deep dish) or make your own.
This is an extremely friendly recipe to make with what I would call a no fail outcome. Combine with a salad and it's a dream lunch or dinner. Really delicious.