Quiche Lorraine

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Quiche LorraineRecipe

Photo: Hector Sanchez; Styling: Karin Olsen

Fast and fancy, a quiche was featured in nearly every issue of the seventies, but none was more popular than Quiche Lorraine. Our favorite version, of course, uses bacon.

6 servings


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1/2 (14.1-ounce) package refrigerated piecrusts
1 pound bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1/4 cup green onions, chopped
8 ounces Swiss cheese, grated and divided
6 large eggs, beaten
1 cup heavy cream
1/2 teaspoon table salt
Dash of ground red pepper
Dash of white pepper
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg


Preheat oven to 425°. Fit piecrust into a 9-inch pie plate; fold edges under, and crimp. Prick bottom and sides of crust with a fork; bake 6 to 8 minutes or until lightly browned. Reduce oven temperature to 350°. Cool piecrust on a wire rack with preparing filling.

Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium heat, stirring often, 7 to 8 minutes or until crispy; drain on paper towels. Sprinkle bacon over bottom of pie shell. Sprinkle green onions over bacon; sprinkle half of Swiss cheese over onions.

Whisk together beaten eggs and next 5 ingredients. Carefully pour egg mixture over cheese. Sprinkle remaining cheese over egg mixture.

Bake at 350° for 35 to 40 minutes or until lightly browned and set in middle. Cool 15 minutes before serving. 

Created date

October 2003