In large bowl, beat eggs and whipping cream with wire whisk until well blended. Stir in thawed hash browns and remaining ingredients, except chives. Pour filling into crust-lined pie plate. Spread evenly and sprinkle top with chives.
Bake 30-40 minutes or until edge of filling is light golden brown and knife inserted in center comes out clean. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.
You may substitute the sausage with 7-8 slices of cooked, crumbled bacon (about 1/2 cup)
Serve with toast or bisquits and homemade jelly or preserves.