Ham and Broccoli Quiche

Ham and Broccoli Quiche from The Diabetes Diet
6 servings, 3.1gm CHO, 3.35 oz PRO per serving
4 servings, 4.63gm CHO, 5 oz PRO per serving
CHO (gm) PRO (gm)
1 cup broccoli crowns, in small florets  4.0 2.6
2 eggs, plus 2 egg yolks 1.8 18.0
1 1/2 cups heavy cream 12.0 9.6
Salt and pepper to taste
3/4 cup grated Gryere cheese, about 5 oz 0.5 42.25
1 Tsp chopped basil (optional) 0.23 0.13
8 oz baked ham, in small cubes 48.0
2 Tbsp butter, cut into small pieces

Preheat oven to 375º F.

Precook broccoli in microwave for about 30 seconds. Beat eggs, egg yolks, and cream together. Season with salt and pepper Stir in grated cheese and optional basil. Place ham and broccoli in a well-buttered 9-inch pie or quiche pan. Pour in egg and cheese mixture. Dot the top with the pieces of butter. Bake for 25 minutes, or until the custard has puffed and browned to your liking. Cool slightly. Run a knife around edge of pie plate before removing pieces.