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Quiche Lorraine

A soft French tart with custard made with eggs and heavy cream surrounding small pieces of bacon in a pastry crust makes this Quiche Lorraine a fantastic weeknight dinner.

Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine French
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 6 people
Calories 424 kcal


  • 1 Pillsbury pie pastry shell 1 Pillsbury Pie pastry shell
  • 9 ounces thick bacon 9 ounces thick bacon, sliced into 1/2 inch wide
  • 4 eggs 4 eggs
  • 1.5 cup heavy cream 1 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • salt salt
  • pepper pepper
  • nutmeg nutmeg


  1. Preheat oven at 400F.

  2. Butter and flour a 10” removable bottom tart pan. Roll the pie shell over the tart pan, bringing the edges of the pastry up to expand slightly beyond the pad edges. Prick it all over and cook in the preheated oven for 7 to 8 minutes. Remove and let it cool off.

  3. Meanwhile bring to a boil a saucepan over medium heat. Add the bacon. Once the water returns to a boil, cook the bacon for 3 minutes. Drain and pat dry.

    In a skillet over medium heat, sauté the bacon with a small amount of butter until very lightly browned. Spread the bacon strips over the pastry crust.

  4. Beat the 4 eggs lightly and mix in the heavy cream. Season with salt, pepper and a pinch of nutmeg. Pour the custard mixture over the bacon. Carefully leaving at least ¼ of space between the custard and the top ridge of the pan.

  5. Bake the quiche for about 30 minutes in the preheated oven.

Nutrition Facts
Quiche Lorraine
Amount Per Serving
Calories 424 Calories from Fat 369
% Daily Value*
Fat 41g63%
Saturated Fat 20g125%
Cholesterol 218mg73%
Sodium 345mg15%
Potassium 169mg5%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 1050IU21%
Vitamin C 0.3mg0%
Calcium 57mg6%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.