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Weekend Recipe: Ham and Cheese Pie

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Call it pie or quiche -- either way it's delicious and easy to make! Thanks, Cook's Country!

Ham and Cheese Pie
Serves 8

1 tablespoon unsalted butter, softened plus 2 tablespoons melted
3 tablespoons finely grated Parmesan cheese
8 ounces Gruyere cheese, shredded (2 cups)
4 ounces thickly sliced deli ham, chopped
4 scallions minced
1/2 cup (2 1/2 ounces) all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup half-and-half
4 large eggs, lightly beaten
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg

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Adjust oven rack to lowest position and heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 9-inch pie plate with softened butter, then coat plate evenly with Parmesan.

Combine Gruyere, ham, and scallions in bowl. Sprinkle cheese-and-ham mixture evenly in bottom of prepared pie dish. Combine flour, baking powder, pepper, and salt in now-empty bowl. Whisk in half-and-half, eggs melted butter, mustard, and nutmeg until smooth. Slowly pour batter over cheese-and-ham mixture in pie dish.

Bake until pie is light golden brown and filling is set, 30 to 35 minutes. Let cool on wire rack for 15 minutes. Slice into wedges. Serve warm.

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