I love quiches because they’re easy to assemble and bake, great to eat warm or cold, and variations are only limited by your imagination. A French Quiche Lorraine originally hails from the Lorraine region in France near Alsace, located between France and Germany.
Quiche Lorraine Recipe
Here is a simplified version using store-bought puff pastry. This particular quiche is typically made with gruyère cheese and bacon (French lardons) on a pâte brisée crust.
This recipe is meant for 6 servings.
- 1 sheet of frozen puff pastry (thawed enough to unroll) or 1 frozen puff pastry pie shell
- 7 oz of bacon, sliced into ½ in pieces
- 1 ½ cups of grated gruyère cheese (or another similar cheese like Swiss cheese or Emmental cheese)
- 3 whole eggs
- 1 ¼ cups heavy cream
- Salt, to taste
Steps to Make Quiche Lorraine
- Preheat your oven to 350F.
- In a bowl, whisk together your eggs, heavy cream, and grated cheese.
- In a pan, fry your bacon.
- Lay your frozen puff pastry sheet into a greased pie pan, or use a pre-made frozen puff pastry pie shell. Prick dough with a fork.
- Drain your cooked bacon and spread evenly over the puff pastry. Pour the egg mixture on top and bake for 30 minutes.