Buttery crackers, eggs, cheese, asparagus, and bacon. And mmm, more cheese. YUM.
Before my family moved to Colorado, every Christmas Eve ( and I mean every Christmas Eve. My mom has done this as long as I can remember) my mom would have a huge party for my dad’s side of the family. This meant around 25-30 people on the night before Christmas morning with 6 kids running around full of excitement. Oh and the thing about my mom is that she is NEVER on time! Never! Most of the time people would be arriving and she would be getting in the shower! Yes, the shower.
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It isn’t that my mom feels her time is more important than others or anything like that. In fact it is the total opposite. The problem is she just tries to do way too many things! But that is what happen when you have 7 kids. But some how every Christmas Eve (and to be honest, any major holiday) she made sure all 25 people were well feed and had a good time! Pretty amazing, right?
Ok, now that I got my trip down memory lane over with, it’s on to that sweet and cheesy quiche! My dad’s mom would always bring an Asparagus Quiché that everyone loved! So ever since we have been in Colorado my mom has missed getting her filling of quiche on Christmas Eve. Enter this quiche. I will be right upfront here, it is nothing like my grandmas.
Originally I had intended to try to replicate hers, but I realized I did not have the right ingredients. Story. Of. My. Life. So I drew inspiration from hers. I kept the crust as similar as possible, by making my buttery, sweet sesame crackers (you can use my recipe for this or use store-bought sesame crackers). The crust is what sets this quiché apart from all the rest! It is just so good, thanks to the toasted sesame seeds and brown sugar in the crackers! The filling however is completely different. I used buttery Havarti cheese. And like wow is it good! It is one of those combinations that you might not think to put together, but totally works! It is perfect for holiday entertaining.
You might want to double this one. It is going to be popular.