Quiche Lorraine is a slice of goodness and you will love the flavor! This is a dish for all meals: breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner. This has such a rich custard like texture with a salty cheese and bacon flavors what is not to love! Simple ingredients of eggs, bacon, cream and cheese that come together in a crispy crust. | ethnicspoon.com
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Authentic Quiche Lorraine

Quiche Lorraine is from the North East region of France which borders, Belgium, Germany and Luxembourg. This is a dish for all meals: breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner. This has such a rich custard like texture with a salty cheese and bacon flavors what is not to love! 

Course Main dish
Cuisine French
Keyword bacon quiche, baking, cheese quiche, easy crust, easy quiche
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: Change to adjust-> 8 servings
Calories 348 kcal
Author Analida

Ingredients

Dough

  • 1 cup flour plus 2 Tbsp.
  • 5 Tbsp. unsalted butter cold, cut into pieces
  • 1/4 cup water cold
  • 1/8 tsp. salt

Filling

  • 5 eggs large
  • 5 slices bacon thick cut
  • 3/4 cup Gruyere
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1 pinch nutmeg

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375'F
  2. To make the dough: place flour, butter and salt in a food processor and pulse until the mixture becomes a coarse meal. Slowly add the water 1 tablespoon at a time until the mixture comes together like a ball.
  3. Place on a lightly floured surface and flatten out to form a 12" disc. Fit into a quiche pan. Freeze for 30 minutes.
  4. Put a piece of parchment paper on the top of the dough, and top with pie weights.
  5. Bake for 15 minutes.
  6. Remove from oven, and remove pie weights and parchment paper. Brush bottom and sides with one beaten egg.
  7. To make the filling: While the dough is baking, cook bacon slices in a pan until almost crispy. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towels to drain.
  8. In the bowl of a mixer beat 4 remaining eggs and add heavy cream, pepper, and nutmeg.
  9. Beat until it begins to thicken, and it is a light yellow color.
  10. Sprinkle bacon and Gruyere onto the top of the dough. Pour egg mixture on top.
  11. Bake for about 20 minutes. the quiche should puff up. The quiche should also have a light golden color on the top.
Nutrition Facts
Authentic Quiche Lorraine
Amount Per Serving
Calories 348 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 28g 43%
Saturated Fat 14g 70%
Cholesterol 175mg 58%
Sodium 211mg 9%
Potassium 108mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 13g 4%
Protein 11g 22%
Vitamin A 16.5%
Vitamin C 0.2%
Calcium 16%
Iron 7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.