Quiche Lorraine

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With smoky bacon, nutty Gruyère, and shallots, this classic quiche Lorraine is ideal for brunch, dinner, or anytime in between.

Quiche Lorraine

Isn’t it amazing how, just like an old song, a taste can instantly bring you back to a special time and place? When I was 20 years old, I studied abroad in Tours, France, a university town in the Loire Valley. Every single day for lunch, I walked to the bakery near my university and treated myself to a rich, warm individual quiche. With my quiche in hand, I’d amble back to class through the maze of cobbled streets and sidewalk cafes, relishing every bite while soaking up the atmosphere. I don’t recall a single course I took at that school, but the simple pleasure of eating that quiche is seared into my memory.

The classic quiche Lorraine with smoky bacon, nutty Gruyère and shallots was, and still is, one of my favorites. You can serve it for brunch, dinner, or anytime in between — and it’s especially good paired with a green salad, warm bread, and a crisp white wine.

What You’ll Need To Make Quiche Lorraine

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Before we get to the instructions, a few tips on making a good quiche: First, for the richest, silkiest custard, use heavy cream instead of milk or half & half — and always bake your quiche at 325°F, as higher temperatures can cause the eggs to scramble. Second, never feel guilty using a store-bought crust. Making a homemade crust is time-consuming and, with a good-quality frozen crust, you can whip up a quiche with almost no effort at all.

Finally, be sure to use an authentic Swiss-made Gruyère that bears the AOP (Appellation d’Origine Protégée) seal, which shows that the cheese is made according to strict government-mandated rules and quality standards. It’s pricey but you only need three ounces (and any that you have leftover makes amazing grilled cheese).

how to make quiche lorrianeHow To Make Quiche Lorraine

To begin, remove the pie crust from freezer and thaw for about 10 minutes. Prick the bottom and sides all over with a fork.

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Bake on until lightly golden, 10 to 15 minutes. (Keep an eye on it; if it puffs up while cooking, gently prick it with a fork so it will deflate.) Don’t panic if your crust cracks in the oven. You can easily fix it by making a smooth paste from 1 tablespoon of flour and 1 tablespoon of water. Using your fingers, patch up and fill any cracks with the paste, then place the crust back in the oven for a minute or so to set. It should be good as new.

While the crust cooks, dice the bacon. To make it easier to work with, pop it in the freezer for 10 minutes or so beforehand.

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Place the diced bacon in a medium nonstick sauté pan over medium heat.

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Cook, stirring occasionally, until crisp, about 10 minutes.

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Use a slotted spoon to transfer the bacon to a paper towel-lined plate to drain.

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Pour off all but one tablespoon of fat from the pan and add the shallots.

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Cook over medium-low heat until soft and translucent, 3 to 4 minutes. Do not brown. Set aside.

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In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs.

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Add the heavy cream, salt, cayenne pepper, and nutmeg.

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Whisk until evenly combined.

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Spread the shallots evenly over the bottom of the cooked crust.

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Top with half of the bacon.

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Then all of the Gruyère.

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Then the remaining bacon.

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Pour the egg/cream mixture over top.

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Slide the quiche (still on the baking sheet) into the oven and bake at 325°F for 45 to 50 minutes, until the custard is set and lightly golden. Serve the quiche hot or at room temperature.

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How To Freeze Quiche Lorraine

This quiche freezes beautifully for up to three months. After baking and cooling the quiche, wrap it in a layer of plastic wrap and then a layer of aluminum foil. Remove the quiche from the freezer about 24 hours prior to eating. Remove the plastic wrap and reheat it, covered with foil, in a 300°F oven until hot in the center.

Quiche Lorraine

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Quiche Lorraine

With smoky bacon, nutty Gruyère, and shallots, this classic quiche Lorraine is ideal for brunch, dinner, or anytime in between.

Servings: 4 to 6
Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cook Time: 1 Hour
Total Time: 1 Hour 15 Minutes

Ingredients

  • One 9-inch deep-dish frozen pie crust (I like the Wholly Wholesome brand from Whole Foods)
  • 8 oz thick-cut bacon (about 6 slices), diced
  • 1/2 cup chopped shallots, from 1 large shallot
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1-1/4 cups heavy cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Pinch ground nutmeg
  • 3 oz Gruyère, finely shredded (about 1-1/4 cups)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F and set a rack in the middle position. Remove the pie crust from freezer and thaw until just soft enough to easily prick with a fork, about 10 minutes. (If there are any cracks in the crust, see note below on how to patch them up.) Prick the bottom and sides all over with a fork. Place the crust on a baking sheet (this makes it easy to move in and out of the oven). Bake on until lightly golden, 10 to 15 minutes. Keep an eye on it; if it puffs up while cooking, gently prick it with a fork so it will deflate. Set aside and turn the oven down to 325°F.
  2. In a medium nonstick sauté pan over medium heat, cook the bacon, stirring occasionally, until crisp, about 10 minutes. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the bacon to a paper towel-lined plate to drain. Pour off all but one tablespoon of fat from the pan. Add the shallots and cook over medium-low heat until soft and translucent, 3 to 4 minutes. Do not brown. Set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs. Add the heavy cream, salt, cayenne pepper, and nutmeg; whisk until evenly combined.
  4. Spread the shallots evenly over the bottom of the cooked crust. Top with half of the bacon, all of the Gruyère, and then the remaining bacon. Pour the egg/cream mixture over top.
  5. Slide the quiche (still on the baking sheet) into the oven and bake at 325°F for 45 to 50 minutes, until the custard is set and lightly golden. Serve hot or warm.
  6. Note: Don't panic if your crust has cracks -- you can easily fix it. Make a smooth paste by mixing 1 tablespoon of flour with 1 tablespoon of water. Use your fingers to patch up and fill any cracks, then proceed with the recipe. If the crust cracks while baking, patch it afterwards and place it back in the oven for a minute or so to set. It should be good as new.
  7. Make-Ahead Instructions: This quiche can be fully prepared up to a day ahead of time and refrigerated. To reheat: Cover the quiche with aluminum foil and bake in a preheated 325°F oven for 35 to 45 minutes, or until hot in the center.
  8. Freezer-Friendly Instructions: The cooked quiche can be frozen for up to 3 months. Remove the quiche from the freezer about 24 hours prior to eating and reheat it, covered with foil, in a 325°F oven for 35 to 45 minutes, or until hot in the center.

Nutrition Information

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  • Per serving (6 servings)
  • Calories: 616
  • Fat: 51 g
  • Saturated fat: 24 g
  • Carbohydrates: 24 g
  • Sugar: 3 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Protein: 16 g
  • Sodium: 575 mg
  • Cholesterol: 232 mg

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Reviews & Comments

  • I want to make a few of these for a bridal shower. Any suggestion on how to remove the quiche from the foil pan before or after it’s cooked for presentation purposes.

    • — Julia on August 7, 2019
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    • Hi Julia, In my experience, the quiche is pretty easy to pop out of the pan. You could also cut slices and then rearrange them in your pie pan; this will make it easier to serve, too.

      • — Jenn on August 8, 2019
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  • I recently returned from spending 6 weeks in France and I could really relate to your memory of buying individual quiches for lunch! This is an excellent classic recipe. I followed it to the letter and the results were outstanding. And it’s so easy! The leftovers are perfect for lunch and it also freezes well.

    • — Dulcie on July 18, 2019
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  • Made this for brunch yesterday, and it was amazing! Thank you for sharing this recipe.

    • — Elliana on July 6, 2019
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  • I made this for my quiche-loving husband who has missed his Whole Foods quiches since we moved over two hours from the closest WF. He LOVED it and then I made this and the leek quiche for an Easter potluck. Both were a hit but this recipe is my hands-down favorite. I found a really nice two-pack of Marie Callender’s frozen crusts in my small-town grocery store that tasted great and looked beautiful. This is so easy! You must make it!

    • — DallasColoradoBear on June 21, 2019
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  • Just made this exactly following the recipe and came out delicious. Just keep in mind that the Whole Foods crust has small holes on the bottom and some of the filling might leak out. To prevent that, I put the crust in a pie pan.

    • — Lora Tchekoratova on June 11, 2019
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  • This quiche is absolutely delicious. My husband is a picky eater and he raved about this quiche. I buy the gluten free crust but I’m considering making this dish without a crust altogether. I love how airy it is with the low temperature cooking time, it’s truly decadent!

    • — Sophie on May 18, 2019
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  • I love your recipes, this was one of my favorites! Made it for my mom on mother’s day and she loved it!

    • — Abbey on May 16, 2019
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  • Another quiche hit from Jenn. My family enjoyed this Mother’s Day brunch delight. Easy to make the day before, transport, heat up and savor. It was as successful as the Spinach and Broccoli quiches I have enjoyed in the past.

    • — GrandBob on May 13, 2019
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  • I made this for the first time this past Easter Sunday for brunch. It tastes like something you would get in a fine restaurant! Absolutely loved it and it was SO easy to make, I will definitely do it again! Thanks again Jenn!

    • — Kathy Cabral on April 27, 2019
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  • I made 4 of these and 3 of the spinach-gruyere at my church for a between service brunch on Easter. I wish you could of been there to hear all of the compliments. One choir member actually hugged me and thanked me for making quiche and reminding her of how good it was.

    • — Tom Rudd on April 25, 2019
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    • Awww ❤️

      • — Jenn on April 25, 2019
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      • Delicious quiche recipe. Made this for Mother’s Day along with the spinach quiche and both of them were gone fast.

        Thank you so much for sharing.

        • — Shari Giarraputo on May 12, 2019
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  • I made this for Easter brunch today and it was delicious!

    • — Aileen on April 21, 2019
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  • I made this for my husband on Monday night. He had 3 servings and requested the leftovers for lunch the next day!

    I used regular cut bacon, prepped and placed all ingredients in seperate containers in the morning . It was so easy to put together quickly for dinner.

    Absolutely delicious!

    • — S Harvey on April 17, 2019
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  • This recipe turned out really well, and wasn’t too hard since I used a premade crust. I added about a cup of peas to add some veggies, and honestly, could’ve added more. I used bacon, which added some delicious fattiness, but I wonder if I could make a healthier version with ham without impacting flavor much. I’d definitely make again.

    • — Valentina on April 16, 2019
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  • Man oh man. For some reason (spring?), I have been quiche obsessed recently. I’ve been buying them from a couple of local French bakeries, but I made this myself tonight. Hands down better than the French bakeries. I used the Wholly Wholesome shell (horrible name but very good crust). I think the shallots really make this. I’d show you a photo if I could; it’s gorgeous coming out of the oven. I just had a second piece, close to room temperature, and it was just as terrific as it was hot (maybe even better). Gratefully, there’s more for me come sunrise. Easy, foolproof, wondrous.

    • — Greg in Pittsburgh and São Paulo on April 13, 2019
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  • Fantastic! I made 2, one crustless for low-carb, and one just as listed. Both were so creamy and delicious for the ladies’ breakfast at church. Many kudos. Next time, I’ll pancetta, loved the different flavors. Thanks Jen!

    • — Irene on April 12, 2019
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  • I recently made a crustless version while on Keto and it turned out to be a favorite meal with a side salad. It reheats beautifully and I didnt miss the crust one bit. The gruyere could easily be swapped for a less expensive cheese but is so delicious that its worth getting for this dish alone. The shallots are also perfect combined with gruyere and bacon. Added to my regular rotation.

    • — Atam on April 11, 2019
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  • Made this quiche last Saturday, added a bit more shallot and some parmesan with the gruyere (plus microplaned some on a slice right before I ate it), divine! Can’t wait to make it again and again!

    • — Christina on April 11, 2019
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  • I made this quiche today for a lunch with some friends. It turned out both beautiful and delicious. I loved trying the gruyere cheese as I had never used it in quiche before. Between that and the heavy cream, this quiche was over the top in deliciousness. Thank you for your recipes as well as the pictures and clear instructions. Also appreciate knowing when something will freeze well.

    • — Susan on April 5, 2019
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  • Delicious! I had to try this as soon as I read My Once Upon a Chef email today! I am sooo happy that I did and so was my husband! We both were amazed and I see why Jenn mentioned in that email how she had this every day for lunch while in school at one of the schools she attended in France. No shallots so I used red onion and was careful not to brown them per Jenn’s instructions and what great advice because as a result the onions did not overwhelm the eggs and cheese(had only mozzarella but it’s mild enough although not as good as the listed cheese(can’t spell it! :)). Exquisite!

    • — Sarah on April 4, 2019
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  • I made this tonight and it was delicious!! So rich and fluffy and flavorful. I was wondering however, my quiche seemed to be cooked perfectly but only the top was golden yellow while the inside was pretty white. Is this normal or did I do something wrong?

    • — Lauren on April 3, 2019
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    • This is normal, Lauren. Glad you enjoyed it!

      • — Jenn on April 4, 2019
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  • I find myself wishing to review each recipe I make in your collection but I make too many of your recipes now to comment on each one. I do however; need to submit review of the Quiche Lorraine because it is now my family’s favorite quiche recipe. It is so light and fluffy and contains such great flavors from the gruyere and bacon. Great for brunch “get together” due to being so easy to assemble. I have one preparation question. What is the difference in frying out strips of bacon(crumbling then) and dicing bacon to pan fry(the latter being a tad more labor intensive)? Again, thank you for never disappointing with your extensive shared cooking knowledge and your trouble shooting expertise.

    • — Jennie Martin on March 25, 2019
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    • So glad your family enjoyed the quiche, Jennie! It makes no difference how you cook the bacon, so go with the method that’s easiest for you. 🙂

      • — Jenn on March 25, 2019
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  • Hi Jen, Can I make this ahead and place in the freezer? Also curious why you bake the crust beforehand? Thanks

    • — Melissa on March 25, 2019
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    • Sure, Melissa, you can freeze this. And the reason for baking the crust before adding the filling is because the moisture eggs can make the crust soggy before it has time to actually bake. Blind baking the crust helps it to remain firm. Hope that helps!

      • — Jenn on March 25, 2019
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  • Sorry for the late review. This was amazing!!!! I paired with simple mixed greens and the dressing you suggested and it was a huge hit. I plan to make tomorrow night for company and wanted to know if you had any dessert paring suggestions. Thanks again for a fabulous recipe. When I told my husband I was making it again. He was ecstatic!

    • — Katy on March 23, 2019
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  • Perfect in every way! Having recently moved back to the States from living in France I appreciate your simple, authentic recipe. The flavors are as good as any we’ve tasted. BTW, now that we are ‘home’ I make much use of my public library and I always check out cookbooks before deciding if they are worth buying and I have to say that yours definitely is on my BUY list! Even with so many resources on online your book is gorgeous and chock full of recipes that I will be making. Thanks so much for sharing your many talents Jenn!

    • — Deb on March 14, 2019
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    • So glad you enjoyed the quiche and thanks in advance for buying the book!💗

      • — Jenn on March 15, 2019
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  • This is an excellent recipe. I’m curious if any other cheese can be substituted. The Gruyere is a little cheesy and was wondering if I can use a mild Swiss such as a Jarlsberg, or even a milder cheese. I love that you precooked the crust. It stayed so crispy on the bottom. Thanks for another great recipe.

    • — Fran on March 14, 2019
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    • Hi Fran, Glad you like this! While I really like Gruyere’s flavor here, you can use Swiss or Jarlsberg instead if you prefer a lighter tasting cheese. Please let me know how it turns out if you try one of these!

      • — Jenn on March 14, 2019
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  • Hi Jenn,

    I’m making this delicious quiche again and had a quick question. I mixed the eggs/cream/spices together this afternoon in a bowl but ended up not having time to bake it today. I popped it into the fridge and am planning on baking tomorrow. Do you think it will be okay?

    Thanks,

    • — Bry on March 14, 2019
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    • Absolutely, Bry – that’s no problem at all.

      • — Jenn on March 14, 2019
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  • Made this last night and it was amazing! Thank you for the fantastic recipe.

    • — Sarah O on March 11, 2019
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  • Hi Jenn,

    This is my new favourite quiche! I needed something quick and easy for dinner last night and this came through with flying colours. I did make a few changes to accommodate what I had on hand. I only had 1 cup heavy cream so topped it up with 2% milk. We try to do low carb, so skipped the crust and upped the cheese to 5oz and used up the 2/3 lb of bacon we had in the fridge. Increased the shallots to 3/4 cup (as per your suggestion responding to another post about skipping the crust). I also had a bunch of fresh spinach to use up so sauteed it with the shallots in the bacon grease. Deliciously decadent! Paired with a green salad with your maple-Dijon dressing which gave the perfect balance of fresh and sweet.

    Thanks for another winner!

    • — Bry on March 9, 2019
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  • Jenn,
    Is there a reason you layer rather than mix all ingredients together?
    I’ve tried many of your recipes all delicious!! Love your cookbook use it often!!

    • — Gail on March 3, 2019
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    • So glad you like the recipes, Gail! No real reason that I layer the ingredients other than I like how the bacon is both on the bottom and the top. Feel free to mix it all together if you’d prefer. Hope you enjoy!

      • — Jenn on March 7, 2019
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  • Delicious!

    • — Nancy Henry on March 2, 2019
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  • Hi Jenn,
    This looks fabulous and reminds me of my favorite meal while dining at a small sidewalk cafe in Paris. It was served with a very simple mixed green salad. Any suggestions for a salad/dressing combination that would pair well with this? I want to surprise my husband with a trip down memory lane this weekend :).

    Thanks!
    Katy

    • — Katy on March 1, 2019
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    • Hi Katy, I think it would be wonderful with this salad. You could also just use the dressing on a simple green salad. Hope you enjoy!

      • — Jenn on March 1, 2019
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  • Hello Jenn:
    I made the Quiche Lorraine the other night for dinner – OMG! This was the absolute best quiche I ever had (was my first time making one) It turned out perfect. Thank you so much for your excellent directions and yummy recipes.

    • — Christina L on February 28, 2019
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  • What can be substituted for the meat? I would like to keep it vegan as a previous commentor suggested.

    • — Sim on February 28, 2019
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    • Hi Sim, while you could omit the bacon here, it adds so much flavor. If you go that route, I’d add 1/4 tsp. more salt to the mixture. If you want a delicious vegetarian quiche with no tweaks needed, you may want to try this spinach quiche. Hope that helps!

      • — Jenn on February 28, 2019
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  • This was delicious. I used Pillsbury rolled crust. Smelled wonderful while cooking. Silky and rich.

    • — Janet on February 28, 2019
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  • What a treat to read this — I did a semester in Tours as well at the L’Institute de Touraine Jan-April 1991! (My Tours addicitons were chocolate almond croissants, camembert and fresh maynonaise.) I still dream of that beautiful city, it was the perfect place to really experience France. Thank you for bringing it back to me and for this recipe, which looks amazing.

    • — Brenda A Kimberlin on February 27, 2019
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    • Oh my goodness, Brenda – I missed you by two years! I was there for the same period in 1993. It really is a magical place.

      • — Jenn on February 28, 2019
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      • Oh my gosh, so close! I am hoping to talk my youngest into studying French in HS & college so I can have an excuse to go back one day 🙂

        • — Brenda A Kimberlin on February 28, 2019
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  • I made this tonight – what a delicious quiche it was! The whole family enjoyed it – even my picky 6 year old!! Thank you.

    • — Tamara on February 27, 2019
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  • Really easy and really delicious. Thanks for giving me permission to not make my own crust. It saves tons of time and is as good as homemade. I will be making this a lot.

    • — Tom Rudd on February 26, 2019
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  • I just made this recipe tonight and it was the best quiche I’ve ever eaten. The recipe was easy to follow and was just beautiful as it came out of the oven! I will definitely make this again and recommend it to friends and family. This recipe needs no changes or tweaks but is great as written.

    • — Molly K on February 25, 2019
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  • Just made for dinner for my family tonight. It was delicious!
    Love your recipes-always!

    • — Mary Jacobs on February 24, 2019
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  • Can you use plain milk instead of heavy cream to drop the calories?

    • — Caroline G Hinners on February 24, 2019
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    • Hi Caroline, If you’d prefer not to use cream, I’d recommend half and half. It won’t be quite as rich as with the cream, but still delicious. 🙂

      • — Jenn on February 25, 2019
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  • I made your Quiche Lorraine for dinner tonight using a Marie Callender frozen pie crust and it was filled to the top. Oh my, it was so delicious and elegant, I can’t say enough about it. It’s one of those keep forever recipes. Thank you so much.

    • — Carol Janssen on February 23, 2019
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    • I used the Marie Callender crust as well and it came out perfectly.

      • — Tom Rudd on February 26, 2019
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  • So easy and delicious! Loved the shallots! Would absolutely make again.

    • — Kim on February 23, 2019
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  • Another great recipe Jenn!
    Made it last night, it was delish. I think the leftovers today were even better.
    Thank you!

    • — Brenda on February 22, 2019
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  • Oh my goodness i just learned what quiche should taste like- Jen thank you so much!!! This is the best quiche i’ve ever made and one of the best things i’ve ever put in my mouth- my meat and potatoes husband is thoughrouly pleased with this.. served this with a bitter greens salad – absolutely heaven! 10 stars !!

    • — Liz on February 22, 2019
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    • And the reason i wanted to make it was your honesty of why you enjoyed it-that’s a beautiful story in itself and you kept it simple and as a person who loves and has worked the culinary industry i found your site legitimate and every recipe has incredible results- very thankful you are sharing your passion and knowledge and experiences-it cant be one without the other- you have the most natural true culinary knowledge i have seen online – im very thankful you share your gift ❤️

      • — Liz on February 22, 2019
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      • 💗

        • — Jenn on February 23, 2019
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  • I loved it. Made a vegetarian version as well.

    Would you also share a recipe for homemade crust?

    • — Lora on February 22, 2019
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    • Glad you enjoyed it, Lora! If you scroll down to one of the first few comments, you’ll find my go-to crust recipe.

      • — Jenn on February 22, 2019
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  • In addition to your recipies, I admire that your photos show the honest reality of cooking, right down to the permanent burns on your baking sheet. Your cooking is real and not overly staged. It makes all of us feel empowered to see a professional like yourself being an honest cook! Thank you for that.

    • — Linda Hoskin on February 22, 2019
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    • 💗

      • — Jenn on February 22, 2019
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  • As soon as I received this in my inbox, I decided it was worth a shot. Did as instructed and it turned out perfectly. Thanks, Jenn! I have never been let down by one of your recipies. My current favorite is the red wine braised short ribs.

    Cheers!

    • — Brett Bullman on February 21, 2019
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  • Store bought crust? I’ve never done this before and boy am I glad for the discovery.. thanks for removing my stigma Jenn! Our store only had the Pillsbury PetRitz pack available which comes with two in it so I made the extra one and will freeze it now:)) it is cooling. As usual your recipes never disappoint:))

    • — Heather Locke on February 21, 2019
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  • This was amazingly delicious and easy. I followed the recipe exactly as written, including getting the crust at Whole Foods (which I happened to have in the freezer). I have nothing to add except “Make it. You’ll love it!”

    • — Karen O on February 21, 2019
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  • Absolutely delicious! The custard just melts in your mouth without that omelette texture that you so often get in a quiche. I can’t recommend this highly enough. Thank you!

    • — Janet Wilkinson on February 21, 2019
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  • Hi Jenn,
    Love your recipes, your site and your beautiful photos! Can this quiche be made crustless? Would love to make for my husband who is avoiding flour. Thanks for all you do!

    Honor Jimenez

    • — Honor Jimenez on February 21, 2019
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    • Sure, Honor. I would adjust the quantities as follows:

      10 oz thick-cut bacon (about 8 slices), diced
      3/4 cup chopped shallots, from 1 large shallot
      6 large eggs
      1-3/4 cups heavy cream
      Heaping 1/4 teaspoon salt
      1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
      Pinch ground nutmeg
      5 oz Gruyère, finely shredded (about 1-1/2 cups)

      • — Jenn on February 21, 2019
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  • Hi Jenn,
    Can this recipe be frozen?

    • — Lou on February 21, 2019
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    • Yep, see the freezing and make-ahead instructions at the bottom of the recipe. 🙂

      • — Jenn on February 21, 2019
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  • Hi Jenn,

    Can I use a refrigerated pie crust (like Pillsbury)? Love your recipes.

    • — Peggy on February 21, 2019
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    • Sure, Peggy – that’s fine. 🙂

      • — Jenn on February 21, 2019
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  • Hi Jenn! This looks delicious, can’t wait to try it. I don’t have access to good quality frozen pie crust, do you have a recommendation for a recipe I could use instead?

    • — Elise on February 21, 2019
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    • Hi Elise, Here’s the recipe I use:

      1-1/8 cups all-purpose flour, plus some for dusting work surface
      1/2 teaspoon salt
      8 tablespoons (1 stick) cold unsalted butter, cut into 8 pieces
      About 3 tablespoons ice water, plus more if necessary

      1. Combine the flour and salt in a food processor fitted with the steel blade; pulse once or twice. Add the butter and process until the butter and flour are blended and the mixture looks crumbly with pea-sized bits of butter within, about 10 seconds. (You can also do this by hand: Combine flour and salt in a bowl. Cut butter into 1/4″ pieces, then “cut” into flour mixture with a pastry cutter.)

      2. Place the mixture in a bowl and sprinkle 3 tablespoons of ice water over it. Use your hand to gently gather the mixture in the bowl; if the mixture seems dry, add more water little by little. When you can, shape the mixture into a ball with your hands, wrap it in plastic, and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

      3. Remove the dough from the refrigerator and let it sit on the countertop for 10 minutes. Sprinkle a work surface with flour. Unwrap the dough and place it on your the floured surface; sprinkle the top with flour. Rub the rolling pin with flour, then roll the dough from the center out. Continue to roll, adding small amounts of flour as necessary, rotating the dough occasionally and flouring the surface underneath to prevent sticking. (Use ragged edges of dough to repair any tears, adding a drop of water while you press the patch into place.) When the dough is about 12 inches in diameter (it should be about 1/8 inch thick), transfer the dough into the pan by draping it over the rolling pin. When the dough is in the pan, press it firmly to the bottom and sides. Using a scissors, trim the excess dough to about 1/4 inch all around, then tuck it under itself around the edge of the pan, “anchoring” it to the sides. Decorate the edge using the prongs of a fork or your fingers. Place the pan in the freezer for a quick 10-minute chill. Follow directions for blind baking but use pie weights or dried beans to prevent the crust from shrinking.

      • — Jenn on February 21, 2019
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      • Thank you so much for the detailed response, Jenn! Excited to try it 🙂

        • — Elise on February 25, 2019
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    • Hi Elise,
      Most well-known brands make a pretty good crust. I use deep-dish. Holds more volume.
      I make mine with regular so-called Swiss cheese instead of the imported gruyere. Also, I use 5 eggs, 1 1/2 cups of heavy cream and regular breakfast bacon. I do not use onions or shallots or anything like that since the classic quiche Lorraine, I was told some years ago, does not call for that. I also add a tablespoon of Kirsch ( vodka will do); a pinch or two of sugar and nutmeg to taste. My family always go nuts over my quiche. BTW, I always make two at a time; one for the freezer and one to eat immediately.

      • — Ingrid B on February 21, 2019
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