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Terrace Crab Pie

No recipe image available.Perfect for brunch or supper, this elegant one-crust pie (or quiche) is filled with Swiss cheese and tender crab nestled in a savory egg custard.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 cup sliced onion
1/2 cup chopped celery
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup chopped crab
1 1/2 cups shredded Swiss cheese
3 large eggs
2/3 cup half-and-half (light cream)
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 (9-inch) unbaked pie shell*
1 tomato, sliced for garnish

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F (205°C).
  2. Sauté sliced onions and chopped celery in butter until the onion is soft and golden. Spoon alternate layers of chopped crab, shredded Swiss cheese, and the onion/celery mix into unbaked pie shell.
  3. In a bowl, beat together eggs, half-and-half, salt, and pepper.
  4. Pour into the pastry shell over the other ingredients.
  5. Bake until the center is set, about 30 to 40 minutes.
  6. Cool slightly before cutting.
  7. Serve garnished with sliced tomato, if desired.

Makes 6 servings.

*Use store bought ready-to-use, or homemade pastry using your favorite recipe, or ours: Basic Pie Crust 101.