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Quiche Lorraine Recipe

Quiche Lorraine Recipe

Ideal for a brunch or luncheon, this classic recipe highlights a delicious meal. Try serving a wedge with fresh fruit of the season and homemade muffins for a plate that will look as good as the food tastes! —Marcy Cella L'Anse, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons butter-flavored shortening
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons ice water
  • FILLING:
  • 12 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 cups half-and-half cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1-1/4 cups shredded Swiss cheese

Directions

  • 1. Combine flour and salt; cut in shortening until crumbly. Gradually add ice water, tossing with a fork until dough holds together when pressed. Shape into a disk; wrap in plastic. Refrigerate 1 hour or overnight.
  • 2. Preheat oven to 425°. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to a 1/8-in.-thick circle; transfer to a 9-in. pie plate. Trim pastry to 1/2 in. beyond rim of plate; flute edge.
  • 3. For filling, sprinkle pastry with bacon. Whisk eggs, cream, salt and nutmeg until blended; stir in cheese. Pour over top.
  • 4. Bake on a lower oven rack for 15 minutes. Reduce temperature to 325°; continue to bake until a knife inserted in center comes out clean, 30-40 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 618 calories, 44g fat (18g saturated fat), 71mg cholesterol, 596mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 17g protein .

Reviews for Quiche Lorraine

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aulait User ID: 6244644 5073
Reviewed Oct. 23, 2011

"Modify w/Canned Evaporated Milk for 1/2&1/2 Cream.) Salt.Less Bacon~Centre Cut is 70 mgs.per slice.on Salt.Less Swiss lowers numbers too.2 Eggs&equilvalant of Egg Whites for other Two.Crust doesn't require Salt.always in Other Food items.It still comes out Delicious!"

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bubbastella00@gmail.com User ID: 4030946 199022
Reviewed Nov. 14, 2010

"For a little change, try using loose hash browns mixed with a little butter. Place in pie pan. Put in oven till hashbrowns are brown. Then place all the rest of ingredients in & bake till it is set. So good!"

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cherrylady User ID: 1073547 3093
Reviewed Aug. 17, 2010

"I wish I'd pre-baked the crust a few minutes before adding the filling -- the bottom was soggy. I used red pepper flakes instead of nutmeg."

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lizabake User ID: 4507604 4517
Reviewed Apr. 19, 2010

"I've not made the crust portion of this recipe opting to use pre-made pie crusts but the filling is excellent. I prefer to use ham instead of bacon."

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margomichel1 User ID: 4630429 5817
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2009

"a great recipe as is, but also a perfect base for using up any leftover veggies or whatever-we have this quiche every couple of weeks"

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lyndareed User ID: 1967101 4514
Reviewed May. 3, 2009

"Excellent! We love this recipe. I double the recipe and pour it into a greased 9" x 13" glass dish without the crust and serve it for Sunday Brunch. I also use Real Bacon bits 6 oz. instead of cooking bacon. Tastes great!!"

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sunshynegirl User ID: 3555921 1830
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2009

"I put all kinds of things in my quiche like ham ,sausage brocolie, spinach,or tomatoes and I always use the quiche lorraine recipe."

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Huguette58 User ID: 3216612 3708
Reviewed Sep. 7, 2008

"hi can i change the bacon to ham."

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