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Barbara Bush's Mushroom Quiche
1 unbaked 9-inch pie crust
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 1/4 pounds mushrooms, sliced
3 green onions, minced
1 garlic clove, minced
3 shallots, minced
1 3/4 teaspoons oregano
1 3/4 teaspoons basil
1 1/4 teaspoons salt
3/4 teaspoon marjoram
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon thyme
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
3/4 cup skim or whole milk, or half-and-half
Pre-bake the pie shell until golden brown and then glaze with an egg white and/or mustard before filling.
Put pie on top of cookie sheet or baking sheet on lower 1/3 part of oven. This will keep crust from getting soggy.
Position rack in lower 1/3 of oven and preheat to 375 degrees F.
Melt butter in large skillet over medium-high heat. Sauté the mushrooms, onions, garlic, and shallots together.
Stir in seasonings and cook 2 minutes until liquid is evaporated. Let cool 5 minutes.
In a medium bowl combine eggs with milk or cream and beat well. Stir in mushroom mixture and pour into pie crust.
Bake until filling is puffed, set and starting to brown — about 35 to 45 minutes.
Yield: 6 servings