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Instant Pot Ham and Swiss Pie Recipe Instant Pot Ham and Swiss Pie Recipe

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Instant Pot Ham and Swiss Pie Recipe

Written by: Emily Smith

Whipped up a hearty Instant Pot Ham and Swiss Pie today. Flaky crust, savory ham, creamy Swiss, all melded together in a luscious egg mix. A slice of this is pure bliss!

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Oh boy, this ham and swiss pie! Picture, creamy swiss cheese melting into juicy, diced ham all nestled in a golden crust. Prepared in an instant pot, it's a lifesaver on busy days. Each bite carries you into a realm of comfort food that is both savory and indulgent. But don't just take my word for it, whip up this recipe and let the flavors speak for themselves. After all, good food is more than just a meal, it's an experience.

Ingredients for Ham and Swiss Pie

  • Refrigerated pie crust: Convenient base for the pie, saves time on making dough from scratch, ensures a flaky and crispy crust.
  • Diced ham: Adds savory flavor and protein to the dish, pairs well with the swiss cheese for a classic combination.
  • Shredded swiss cheese: Melts beautifully, adds a rich and nutty flavor, complements the ham perfectly for a delicious cheesy filling.
  • Eggs: Bind the ingredients together, provide structure to the pie, and create a creamy and fluffy texture when cooked.
  • Milk: Adds moisture and richness to the pie, helps create a creamy custard-like filling when combined with the eggs.

Kitchen Tools Required for This Recipe

  • Instant Pot: Essential for pressure cooking the pie quickly and efficiently.
  • Pie dish: Provides a vessel for baking and serving the ham and swiss pie.

Serves: 6 people

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 25 minutes

Total time: 40 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 refrigerated pie crust
  • 1 cup diced ham
  • 1 cup shredded Swiss cheese
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the Instant Pot on the sauté setting.
  2. Place the pie crust in a pie dish that fits inside the Instant Pot.
  3. Layer the ham and Swiss cheese in the pie crust.
  4. In a bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, salt, and pepper.
  5. Pour the egg mixture over the ham and cheese in the pie crust.
  6. Cover the pie dish with foil.
  7. Place a trivet in the Instant Pot and add 1 cup of water.
  8. Carefully place the pie dish on the trivet.
  9. Close the Instant Pot lid and set to high pressure for 25 minutes.
  10. Quick release the pressure and carefully remove the pie dish.
  11. Let the pie cool slightly before serving.

Nutritional value:

Per Serving in Calories: 320 kcal | Carbohydrates: 18 g | Protein: 18 g | Total Fat: 19 g | Saturated Fat: 9 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2 g | Cholesterol: 180 mg | Sodium: 570 mg | Dietary Fiber: 1 g | Sugar: 2 g | Calcium: 250 mg | Potassium: 200 mg | Iron: 2 mg | Vitamin A: 300 µg | Vitamin C: 0 mg

Preparing Ham and Swiss Pie in Advance

Make Ahead Instructions

  • Prepare the pie up to the point of baking, cover it tightly, and refrigerate for up to 24 hours before baking.
  • When ready to bake, follow the baking instructions as usual.

Freezing Instructions

  • Once the pie is assembled, cover it well and freeze before baking.
  • When ready to bake, place the frozen pie in the refrigerator overnight to thaw, then bake according to the recipe instructions.

One interesting twist you can add to this instant pot ham and swiss pie recipe is to sprinkle a handful of chopped fresh chives over the pie before serving. This will give it a subtle onion flavor and a pop of color that will impress your guests!

Common Questions About This Instant Pot Recipe

FAQ:
Can I use a different type of cheese in this recipe?
Yes, you can substitute swiss cheese with cheddar, mozzarella, or any other cheese you prefer.
Can I add vegetables to this pie?
Absolutely! Feel free to add diced bell peppers, onions, spinach, or any other vegetables you like to the pie.
How can I make this recipe vegetarian?
To make this recipe vegetarian, simply omit the ham and add more vegetables or plant-based protein alternatives.
Can I use a homemade pie crust instead of a refrigerated one?
Yes, you can use a homemade pie crust if you prefer. Just make sure it fits in the pie dish and can withstand the pressure cooking.
Can I double the recipe in the instant pot?
It's best not to double the recipe in the instant pot as it may affect the cooking time and results. It's recommended to make one pie at a time for best results.

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