Quiche Lorraine

Photo: Oxmoor House

This breakfast option is fluffy, salty, cheesy, and will make you think you are in France. Using a gluten-free pie shell will also yield outstanding results. Serve this for breakfast or for brunch with a mixed greens salad.

Yield: Serves 6 (serving size: 1 wedge)
Total:
Recipe from Oxmoor House

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Recipe Time

Hands On: 15 Minutes
Total: 1 Hour, 5 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 292
  • Calories from fat: 0.0%
  • Fat: 17.3g
  • Saturated fat: 7.1g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 6.8g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1.6g
  • Protein: 14.4g
  • Carbohydrate: 20g
  • Fiber: 1.2g
  • Cholesterol: 130mg
  • Iron: 1.3mg
  • Sodium: 510mg
  • Calcium: 239mg

Ingredients

  • 1 unbaked frozen 9-inch deep-dish pastry shell
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 cup halved and thinly sliced onion
  • 4 center-cut bacon slices, cooked and crumbled
  • 3 ounces grated Gruyère cheese (about 3/4 cup)
  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3 large egg whites, lightly beaten
  • 1 1/2 cups 2% reduced-fat milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Preparation

  1. 1. Preheat oven to 375°.
  2. 2. Pierce bottom and sides of pastry shell with a fork. Bake at 375° for 15 minutes. Let cool on a wire rack. Increase oven temperature to 450°.
  3. 3. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil; swirl to coat. Add onion; sauté 8 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Remove from pan; let cool.
  4. 4. Sprinkle onion, bacon, and cheese into pastry shell. Combine eggs and egg whites in a bowl, beating with a whisk. Add milk and remaining ingredients, beating with a whisk.
  5. 5. Pour milk mixture over cheese mixture in pastry shell. Place quiche on a baking sheet. Bake at 450° for 10 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 350°. Bake at 350° for 40 minutes, shielding edges after 15 minutes, if necessary, to prevent excess browning. Let cool on wire rack 15 minutes. Cut into wedges, and serve immediately.
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