This super easy brunch food recipe makes a perfectly creamy quiche Lorraine. This classic French dish is a wonderful make ahead breakfast idea. Everyone will love the rich bacon and flaky pie crust!
- 7.5 ounces flaky shortcrust pastry (1/4 batch or 212g)
- 6 slices smoked bacon
- 3 large eggs
- 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream (177 ml)
- 3/4 cup whole milk (177 ml)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
Blind Baking the Pastry (10 min + 15 min chilling + 15 min cooking)
- Roll out the pastry on a lightly floured surface to 1/8 of an inch thick and use it to line a loose-bottomed 9-inch tart pan.
- Prick the base of the pastry all over with a fork and chill in the fridge for 15 minutes.
- Blind bake the pastry at 400 F for 10 minutes with parchment paper and beans to weigh it down, then remove the paper and beans and bake again for about 5-8 minutes. The pastry should be shrinking away slightly from the sides of the pan and lightly browned around the edges.
Making & Baking the Quiche (25 min + 30 min baking + cooling)
- Preheat the oven to 375 F.
- Lay the bacon slices in a 10-inch cast iron skillet and set over medium-high heat. Once the bacon begins to sizzle, turn the heat down to medium and cook until crispy, turning the bacon with a fork.
- Drain the bacon on a paper towel-lined plate and pat off the excess grease with a paper towel. Tear it into small pieces and evenly distribute them over the bottom of the pastry.
- Whisk the eggs, milk, and cream together in a medium bowl until blended. Mix in the salt, pepper, and nutmeg.
- Pour the filling into the blind baked pastry and bake for 30 minutes at 375 F until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean. The quiche should jiggle slightly in the middle when shaken, and the top should be golden brown. Be careful not to overcook.
- Let the quiche cool for 5-10 minutes in the pan, then remove it from the pan and place on a serving plate. Serve warm.
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- Category: Breakfast
- Method: Baked
- Cuisine: French
Keywords: recipe, easy, Julia Child