Two highly-rated recipes for a ham quiche are available at Taste of Home and Food.com. The recipe at Taste of Home uses refrigerated pie dough that requires a bit more work, while the recipe at Food.com uses an unbaked pie shell.
The recipe at Taste of Home starts with steps to prepare the pie dough for the filling. For two quiches, unroll one package of refrigerated pie dough into two 9-inch pie plates, and line the dough with a double layer of foil. Fill the dough with pie weights, beans or uncooked rice, and bake for 10 to 12 minutes at 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Remove the weights, and bake for an additional three to five minutes. Let the pie shells cool on a wire rack.
Next, place 1 cup of chopped, cooked ham, 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese and 1 teaspoon dried minced onion in each pie shell. Whisk together four eggs, 2 cups half-and-half cream, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Pour the egg mixture into the pie shells, cover edges with foil, and bake for 35 to 40 minutes at 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Allow to cool for five or ten minutes before serving.
The recipe at Food.com uses similar ingredients, but it is much simpler due to the use of a pre-shaped, unbaked pie shell. The egg, ham and cheese mixture can simply be placed in the shell and baked for 45 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.