In a skillet (iron would be perfect), melt the butter and add shallots, sugar, and ham. Saute on a medium high heat until slightly brown. drain on a paper towel and add to the bottom of the pie crust. Spread evenly. Top with Gouda cheese ONLY.
Beat together the eggs, milk, cream, onion powder, salt, pepper until combined. Pour over the meat mixture.
Finally, top with grated cheddar cheese and chives. Place on the hot cookie sheet and bake for 15 min. After 15 min, reduce temperature to 325º for 25 to 30 min. Remove from oven and let rest for 15-30 min at room temperature. Serve warm.