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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:6 servings

Ingredients

  • CRUST:
  • 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup butter-flavored shortening
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons cold water
  • FILLING:
  • 12 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 4 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 in a bowl. Cut in shortening with a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add water, a little at a time, until dough comes away from the bowl. Form dough into a ball. Divide in half.
  • 2. On a lightly floured surface, roll half of dough to fit a 9-in. pie plate; transfer to pie plate. Trim and flute edges. Chill. Wrap remaining dough; chill or freeze for another use.
  • 3. For filling, sprinkle crumbled bacon into the chilled pie crust. In a bowl, beat eggs, cream, salt and nutmeg. Stir in cheese. Pour into crust.
  • 4. Bake at 425° for 15 minutes. Reduce temperature to 325°; continue to bake for 30 to 40 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

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

Wine Pairings

Sparkling Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sparkling wine.