Quiche Lorraine is delicious for breakfast, lunch or dinner! Easy to make, and filled with bacon, eggs, and cheese… you’re gonna love it!
Quiche Lorraine is delicious for breakfast, lunch or dinner! Easy to make, and filled with bacon, eggs, and cheese... you're gonna love it!

Quiche Lorraine is a versatile, easy and delicious dish, which can be enjoyed as a main dish or as a side dish! I’ve always wondered “just WHO is Lorraine, and why is HER quiche so famous?” So I did a little bit of research to find out the history of this yummy dish.

Turns out, LORRAINE isn’t a woman (who knew?). It is a region in France that borders Germany. The story goes that in medieval times, this region (originally called Lothringen) was under German rule, and a recipe for a savory cake was created there. The French word “quiche” is derived from the German word “kuchen”, which basically means “cake”. Many years later, after the region had returned to French rule, the “Quiche Lorraine” recipe was “enhanced”, and became the name of this beloved dish.

There are multitudes of quiche recipes with a variety of ingredients created throughout the world, but the Quiche Lorraine remains the most famous and loved. Apparently chef Julia Child is often credited for exposing  America to this classic dish, which typically includes pie crust, eggs, bacon (or other meat), and cheese.

We love this dish because it is so EASY to make, and tastes absolutely wonderful! This is my “go-to” favorite quiche, and I’ve been making it for over 40 years! Here’s how to make it:

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A Word About The Pie Crust

For this recipe you can use a homemade 9″ pie shell OR a purchased deep-dish pie shell. Either type will work just fine for this recipe. Of course, a purchased pie shell is quicker and more convenient, but I like to use my Mom’s recipe for homemade pie crusts. 

Arrange the prepared pie dough in a 9″ pie pan, and crimp the edges to form a crust. Use the tines of a fork to prick the bottom and sides of the crust (as shown below).

A 9-inch unbaked deep dish pie shell is pricked with a fork before adding ingredients.

Making The Quiche Lorraine Is EASY!

Preheat your oven to 425°F. Okay… putting this quiche together is EASY!  Place the cooked, crumbled crispy bacon on the bottom of the pie shell, spreading to cover. Add the chopped onions, and then top it off with grated Swiss cheese.

Cooked, crumbled bacon and chopped onions are added to pie shell.Grated Swiss cheese is added to the quiche ingredients in pie shell.

In a medium bowl, whisk together heavy whipping cream, eggs, sugar, salt and cayenne pepper until fully combined. Pour this liquid over the ingredients in the pie shell. The pie shell will be very full!

Carefully give the ingredients a tiny bit of a stir, bringing some of the bacon, onion and cheese up to the surface. You don’t have to mix it up real well, just enough to kind of “marry” the ingredients. Now you’re ready to bake your Quiche Lorraine!

Eggs, whipping cream and spices are whisked for the Quiche Lorraine.Egg and cream mixture is poured over bacon, onion and cheese in pie shell.

Baking The Quiche Loraine

Carefully place the Quiche Lorraine on the middle rack of a preheated 425°F. oven. Be careful to not slosh it around, because it will be full (just a helpful tip!). Bake at 425°F. for 15 minutes, turn the oven down to 300°F. and continue cooking it for 30 more minutes.

You’ll know it’s done when the top is golden brown and a knife inserted into the middle comes out clean. Transfer the quiche to a wire rack to cool down a bit (still in pie pan). You’ll see how puffy the quiche is, from the hot air inside. The top of the quiche will “flatten” as the air dissipates inside while it cools. That is what it is supposed to do!

Quiche Lorraine is ready to bake in a hot oven.Top of the quiche is golden brown after baking.Hot air puffs up the Quiche Lorraine after baking.

Ready To Eat!

Once the top of the quiche has flattened and it has cooled for 10-15 minutes, it’s ready to slice and enjoy! The Quiche Lorraine can be eaten hot, warm, cold, OR at room temperature, whichever way you prefer.

Slice the quiche into 8 portions (or 6 if you want larger pieces!), serve, and enjoy! It’s filled with GREAT flavor, lots of cheese, and yummy bacon. We love this quiche, and have it for breakfast, lunch OR dinner! Cover and store any leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 4-5 days. You can easily microwave leftover pieces of quiche to bring them back to the temperature you prefer! 

A slice of quiche is removed, revealing bacon and onions inside.A slice of Quiche Lorraine, with fresh fruit on the side.

I really hope you will try this quiche, because it is sooo good! It is by far the most famous of all quiches, and is a great dish to have around, for a delicious dinner, lunch or breakfast! Thank you for stopping by, and I hope you have a great day. Come back soon!

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Quiche Lorraine
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
55 mins
 

Quiche Lorraine is delicious for breakfast, lunch or dinner! Easy to make, and filled with bacon, eggs, and cheese... you're gonna love it!

Category: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: quiche lorraine
Servings: 8 slices
Calories Per Serving: 388 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 1 9" deep dish pie shell (uncooked) (homemade or store-bought)
  • 8 slices cooked bacon (cooked crisp/crumbled)
  • cup yellow onion (finely chopped)
  • 1 cup grated Swiss cheese
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 4 large eggs
  • ¼ teaspoon granulated sugar
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • teaspoon cayenne pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.

  2. Use a homemade 9" pie shell OR a purchased deep-dish pie shell. Arrange pie dough in a 9" pie pan; crimp edges to form crust. Use the tines of a fork to prick bottom and sides of the dough. Place cooked, crumbled bacon on bottom of pie shell, spreading to cover. Add onions and Swiss cheese.

  3. In medium bowl, whisk the whipping cream, eggs, sugar, salt and cayenne pepper until combined. Pour over ingredients in pie shell (it will be full). Carefully give ingredients a stir, bringing some bacon, onion and cheese up to the surface.

  4. Carefully place quiche on middle rack of preheated oven. Bake at 425°F. for 15 minutes, turn the oven down to 300°F. and continue cooking it for 30 more minutes. It's done when the top is golden brown and knife inserted into the middle comes out clean. Transfer quiche to wire rack to cool (still in pan). Quiche will be puffy, from the hot air inside. The top of the quiche will "flatten" as air dissipates inside while quiche cools.

  5. After cooling 10-15 minutes, it's ready to slice. Quiche can be eaten hot, warm, cold, OR at room temperature, whichever way you prefer. Slice into 8 portions (or 6 if you want larger pieces), serve and enjoy! Cover leftovers well; can refrigerate for up to 4-5 days. Reheat quiche slices in microwave (to temp. you prefer).

Nutrition Facts
Quiche Lorraine
Amount Per Serving (1 slice *1/8 of total))
Calories 388 Calories from Fat 333
% Daily Value*
Fat 37g57%
Saturated Fat 20g125%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 201mg67%
Sodium 448mg19%
Potassium 144mg4%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 1143IU23%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 162mg16%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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