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Green Chile Chrismtas Quiche

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1 box of refigerated pie crust (the kind in the red box-not a graham cracker crust)
1 1/2 cups Jack Cheese
1 cup Cheddar Cheese
1 4 oz can Ortega "chopped" Green Chiles (not jalapenos-unless you want it really spicy)
1 cup half and half
3 eggs
1/4 tsp salt

Roll out and bake the empty pie crust for about 10 min at 350 degrees.

Sprinkle all of the Jack cheese over the bottom of the crust then half of the Cheddar cheese.

Distribute the chiles over the cheese.

Meanwhile, beat together the eggs, half and half, and salt.

Then, pour this into the crust on top of the rest of the ingredients.

Top with rest of Cheddar Cheese.

Bake at 325 for 40 min.

Serve hot!

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The only reason I call this a Christmas Quiche is because we have it with brunch on Christmas morning every year for as long as I can remember, I therefor got the recipe from my mom. But, you can make it any time and it is always good.

You can also, make ahead by:

Letting cool completely and freezing or refridgerating wrapped in saran wrap/foil until serving and reheating in the oven on a low temp for about 20-30 min or until warm again.

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