sliced quiche in a ceramic white tart pan
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Classic Quiche Lorraine

Flaky crust and and a rich, creamy center make this Classic Quiche Lorraine a delectable brunch option!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: French
Keyword: brunch, eggs, cheese, tart, crust, recipe, breakfast, bacon
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 536kcal
Author: Lisa Johnson


  • 1 Recipe pie crust
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped chives
  • 6 slices thick-cut bacon cooked
  • 1 cup grated Gruyere or Swiss cheese


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Roll pie crust dough out into a 12-inch circle on a floured work surface.
  • Place pie dough circle into a 10-inch tart pan {ceramic or metal with removable bottom}.
  • Press down and smooth out to fit tart pan. Trim edges and cover with aluminum foil or parchment paper, overhanging the edges to use as handles.
  • Pour pie weights {or dry beans} onto the foil/parchment paper and place in oven for 20 minutes.
  • Carefully remove the foil/parchment paper and pour the HOT beads into a heat safe bowl. Prick the bottom of the pie crust with a fork to vent. Return to the oven and bake for an additional 10 minutes, until lightly browned. Remove from oven and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together milk, cream, eggs, salt and pepper.
  • Pour custard mixture into the baked pie crust.
  • Sprinkle with chopped chives, then the bacon, and then top with the cheese.
  • Return to the oven and bake for 30 to 40 minutes until the center of the quiche is set, but still has a slight jiggle when you shake it.
  • Remove from oven and place on a wire cooling rack until ready to serve.
  • Slice and serve warm or at room temperature.


  • For lactose-free:
    Substitute coconut milk {in a can} for the heavy cream, and cashew milk for the whole milk.
    Choose a cheese that has been aged more than 90 days.


Calories: 536kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 42g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 215mg | Sodium: 709mg | Potassium: 229mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 795IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 309mg | Iron: 1.6mg