Bring water to a boil with the salt and butter; slowly stir in grits, reduce heat immediately to low and cover. Watch grits to make sure they don't boil over as they do tend to do this at times especially with a glass top stove.
Let grits cool slightly and then press them into a quiche dish to form a nice crust. Some grits may be left over depending on the size dish you use.
Sprinkle ham over crust and top with cheese.
Whisk together the eggs, heavy cream and seasonings.
Bake in a preheated 425 degree oven for 15 minutes, reduce heat to 300 degrees and continue to bake for 40 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.
Let cool just slightly before cutting.
Recipe by Cooking With Mama at http://cooking-with-mama.com/2015/06/18/ham-and-cheese-quiche-with-grits-crust/