Quiche Lorraine is a classic for good reason! Smooth and custardy with salty pieces of bacon, this brunch indulgence will be a hit with everyone at the table.
Satisfy your sweet tooth with this easy-to-make recipe for Quiche Lorraine.
1. Info for Quiche Lorraine
- Cook Time: 1 hr 20 min
- Total Time: 1 hr 20 min
- Servings: 8
- Calories: 257.65 kcal
2. Ingredients for Quiche Lorraine
- 1 frozen pie shell
- 6 strips bacon
- 3 eggs
- 3/4 cup whole milk
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/4 tsp. black pepper
- 4 oz. shredded Gruyere (4 oz. per 1 cup)
Preheat the oven to 400°F. Move a rack to the lowest position in the oven.
Poke the bottom of the frozen pie shell several times with a fork, and transfer to a baking sheet.
Bake the pie shell on bottom rack of oven until the bottom is slightly puffed, for 12-14 minutes, or according to package directions. When done, remove from the oven and set aside.
Reduce the oven temperature to 350°F.
Place two sheets of paper towels on a large dinner plate. Set aside.
Set a large skillet over medium-high heat. Arrange the bacon strips in the skillet. Fry the bacon, flipping once, until brown and crisp, 6-8 minutes.
Transfer the bacon strips to the paper-towel-lined dinner plate.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, heavy cream, salt, and black pepper, until smooth.
Using clean hands, crumble the bacon into small pieces.
Add the crumbled bacon and shredded cheese to the egg and milk mixture. Fold with a rubber spatula until evenly distributed.
Pour the egg, bacon, and cheese mixture into the pie shell. Cover the edges of the pie shell with pie guards or strips of aluminum foil to avoid burning or over-browning the crust.
Bake the quiche on bottom rack of oven until the top is firm and golden brown, 45-55 minutes.
Check to see that quiche is done. Remove from oven or add time as needed.
Allow to cool for at least 30 minutes at room temperature before slicing and serving. Leftover quiche may be stored covered in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.