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Quiche Lorraine

A slice of quiche on a plate

5 from 12 reviews

This creamy Quiche Lorraine is flavor packed with crisp bacon, sauteed onions and slightly salty nutty gruyere cheese.  For a quick and almost effortless quiche start with a ready made frozen pie crust.

Ingredients

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  • 1 (9 inch) frozen pie crust 
  • ½ lb hickory smoked bacon
  • 1 small onion finely chopped
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • ¾ cup milk
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 ¼ cup shredded gruyere cheese
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped parsley or chives

Instructions

  1. Follow the package directions for pre-baking the pie crust. Cool on a wire rack.
  2. Line an old cookie sheet with bacon and cook at 375 degrees for 15 minutes turning halfway through. Reserve 1 1/2 tablespoons bacon grease.  Remove the bacon to paper towels to drain.  Once cooled coarsely chop.
  3. Reduce oven to 350 degrees.
  4. Pour bacon grease in a small skillet and cook the onions until they are soft and slightly browned; 5-7 minutes.
  5. Whisk together the eggs, whipping cream, milk,  black pepper, nutmeg, and cooked onions.  Stir in 1 cup gruyere cheese and the bacon. Pour into the cooled cooked crust.  Top with remaining cheese and parsley.
  6. Bake for about 35-40 minutes or until lightly browned.  It is done when it is slightly wiggly in the middle but the edges are set.  The middle will finish setting when removed from the oven.  Cool for 1 hour before slicing.

Notes

  • This quick and easy recipe calls for a frozen pie crust but if you have the time feel free to make a homemade pie crust.  You only need the bottom crust so cut the recipe in half or better yet double this quiche recipe and make 2.
  • An equal amount of half and half can be substituted for the heavy cream and the milk.
  • Gruyere is a smooth melting type of Swiss cheese.  It is so worth the hunt as it gives this egg custard its unique and delectable flavor.
  • Cool the quiche for at least 1 hour before slicing.  If you have the time prepare the quiche the day before and refrigerate overnight.  Remove it from the refrigerator about 30-40 minutes prior to serving to warm it to room temperature.
  • Serve warm or at room temperature for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

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