Mushroom-and-Spinach Quiche in an Oat Crust


Mushroom-and-Spinach Quiche in an Oat Crust


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Preheat oven to 375°.

To prepare crust, combine oats and oat bran; cut in butter with a pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add water; stir just until moist. Press mixture gently into a ball on wax paper, and cover with additional wax paper. Roll dough, still covered, into a 10-inch circle.

Remove 1 sheet of wax paper, and fit dough into a 9-inch pie plate coated with cooking spray. Remove top sheet of wax paper. Bake at 375° for 7 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.

To prepare the filling, place a medium nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat until hot. Add leek; sauté for 2 minutes. Add mushrooms; saute for 5 minutes. Remove from heat; spoon into a bowl.

Combine milk and next 8 ingredients (milk through spinach) in a blender, and process until smooth. Add to mushroom mixture, and stir well. Pour into prepared crust, and sprinkle with Gruyêre cheese. Bake at 375° for 35 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Let stand 5 minutes.

Yield:  6 servings (serving size: 1 wedge)

CALORIES 235 (38% from fat); FAT 10g (sat 4.9g,mono 3g,poly 1g); IRON 2.9mg; CHOLESTEROL 94mg; CALCIUM 314mg; CARBOHYDRATE 22.2g; SODIUM 463mg; PROTEIN 15.2g; FIBER 3.9g