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Quiche Lorraine is full of eggs, cream, bacon, and onions.
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Quiche Lorraine Recipe

When you think of Quiche Lorraine, a creamy, flavorful brunch dish probably comes to mind. This simple recipe only needs eggs, cream, and cheese along with bacon, onion, and some spices piled into a pie crust and baked to perfection.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time1 hour
Total Time1 hour 15 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: French
Servings: 8 servings


  • 1 9- inch pie crust homemade or store-bought
  • 6 oz. bacon cut into pieces
  • ½ sweet onion finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 4 eggs large
  • 1 ¼ cups heavy cream or full-fat milk
  • ¾ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. black pepper
  • ¼ tsp. paprika
  • tsp. ground nutmeg
  • ¾ cup Gruyere cheese shredded, or Swiss
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese grated
  • Fresh parsley optional


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  • Place and shape the pie crust into a 9-inch pie dish and crimp the edges. Poke holes into the bottom using the tines of a fork. Place a piece of parchment paper into the pie crust and fill with either pie weights or dried beans. Par-bake the crust for 15 minutes.
  • Cook bacon over medium heat for 8-10 minutes, or until cooked through. Remove using a slotted spoon and place on a paper towel lined plate to drain.
  • Remove the bacon grease from the skillet and add back 2 tablespoons along with the diced onion. Saute over medium heat for 5-6 minutes, or until slightly caramelized. During the last minute, add in the garlic and saute for 30 seconds, or until fragrant.
  • In a large bowl whisk together the eggs, heavy cream, milk, salt, pepper, paprika, and nutmeg until combined.
  • Add ¾ cup of the shredded cheese and the Parmesan cheese to the bottom of the par-baked pie crust along with the bacon, onions, and remaining shredded cheese. Pour in the egg mixture. Mix it all together with a fork slightly in order to release any air bubbles.
  • Bake at 375 for 40-45 minutes or until the center just barely jiggles.
  • Allow to rest for 10-20 minutes before slicing in and serving with fresh parsley, if desired.



Calories: 387kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 0.04g | Cholesterol: 154mg | Sodium: 565mg | Potassium: 155mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 892IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 207mg | Iron: 1mg