Quiche Lorraine

Quiche Lorraine
Whenever I want to celebrate an occasion such as Mother’s Day, or turn a brunch or luncheon into a special event, I immediately think of quiche! There is much to love about this luscious, custardy dish.

Quiche is versatile. You can make it to order, satisfying both meat lovers and vegetarians based on the fillings you choose. You can serve a hearty quiche by itself, or a lighter quiche with fruit and salad. You can stretch your budget by incorporating your leftovers in this dish!

My husband loves meat, so we created this twist on Quiche Lorraine to satisfy his heartier appetite. We added a few extra ingredients – ham and red pepper – to add flavor and make it more substantial than an ordinary quiche!

If you would prefer to make a vegetable quiche, simply remove the meat and add whatever seasonal veggies you desire. However, adding vegetables increases the water content in your quiche, so you will need to adjust the baking time. Also, be sure to add an additional ½ teaspoon of salt to the recipe if you remove the bacon and ham.

Have fun experimenting!


1 Disk of Flaky Pastry Dough, Refrigerator Cool
4 Tablespoons Chopped Bacon
1/2 Cup Diced Ham
1 ½ Cup Swiss or Gruyere Cheese – Shredded
½ Cup Finely Chopped Red Pepper
5 Eggs
2 Cups Heavy Cream
1/3 Teaspoon Nutmeg
½ Teaspoon Salt


Note: Before you begin this recipe, create your Flaky Pastry Dough.

1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.

2. Place the pastry dough on a highly floured surface and roll it out into a 12” disk.

3. Place the dough into a buttered 9” pie pan, patting it into all of the edges. Fold the dough into a double thickness along the top edge and form neatly.

4. Cover the dough with foil, including the edges and then cover with pie balls.

5. Place in the freezer for 5 minutes.

6. Bake for 10 minutes.

7. Remove the foil and pie weights and set aside on a cooling rack.

8. Reduce the temperature in the oven to 375 degrees.

9. In a mixing bowl with the whisk attachment, whip the eggs until smooth.

10. Add the cream, nutmeg and salt and mix until thoroughly combined.

11. Add half of the cheese, bacon, ham and red peppers, mixing to just combine.

12. Sprinkle the remaining half of the cheese on the bottom of the now cooled pie crust.

13. Ladle in the egg and cream mixture until the pie shell is full.

14. Bake for approximately 55 minutes until the center of the quiche is set.

15. Cool for 10 minutes and serve warm.

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74 Responses to “Quiche Lorraine”

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  1. Firefly says:

    Great idea, I love quiche! I love to make a spinach, mushroom, red onion and gruyere cheese quiche. Soo yummy!

  2. Marlene says:

    that looks SOOOOO delicious!!!

  3. Lauren says:

    I think I just found my new recipe I need to try! Thank you so much for sharing 🙂

  4. Rachel says:

    Yum!! Looks delicious!!

  5. Lisa says:

    I bet we could use some turkey bacon and it would still be good. Looks fabulous for a brunch!

  6. Krafty Kat says:

    Yum Yum Yum! I know you enjoyed it! Thanks for linking up!

  7. Traci Michele says:

    yummy! Love quiche!

    Traci @ Ordinary Inspirations http://www.ordinaryinspirations.blogspot.com

  8. Ondria Witt says:

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  9. Sabrina says:

    That looks so yummy! I've made one Quiche in my life… takes a lot of work, you've made it look so easy and pretty!

    I'm a new follower from FMBT.
    Sabrina http://4mykiddos.blogspot.com

  10. Something Special says:

    Oh I love Quiche very much Thanksfor posting this recipe, but I have never seen pie balls what are they and what are they for?

  11. Sherry @ Lamp Unto My Feet says:

    Oh, wow! This looks absolutely delish!! Thank you so much for sharing!

  12. Julia Dunnit says:

    I love quiche of all types, Lorraine is my fave. Your recipe is quite different to the one I do regularly ( I realise you have customised it a bit)…one of my main additions is a teaspoon of english mustard at the beating of the eggs stage and much tinier gratings of cheese – how the same but different we all are!

  13. Doreen says:

    Looks woooonderful! Maybe I could print this out and leave it laying around in an obvious place for my husband to find. He always cooks me something nice on Mother's Day and this definitely fits the bill! Thank you!

  14. BellaVida says:

    I've never tried making a quiche before. I guess I was intimidated but the photos really help to see it's not so difficult.

    btw – thanks for dropping by & the follow

    Bella Vida by Letty

  15. New Jersey Memories says:

    That sounds delicious!

  16. Rowell Reviews says:

    I have no pie balls, is there something I could use instead? Here from Where are You Wednesday.

    Feel free to stop by.


  17. Dianna says:

    Looks so yummy.

  18. Jen says:

    That looks so tasty! Thanks for linking up with Made From Scratch Tuesday!

  19. Comfy Cook says:

    This is a great tutorial and I love your photos. This is a wonderful brunch recipe and I am glad you linked it to Let's Do Brunch. We would appreciate it, if you would link back here as you did with the other linkys. I know it was an oversight. We appreciate your recipes and this blog.


    YUMMY! Flaky crust and quiche. One of my favorites!

  21. ButterYum says:

    Mmm, mmm, mmm. This is probably my favorite quiche combination. Yours looks superb.


  22. Miz Helen says:

    Hi Ramona,
    We just love Quiche and your recipe looks delicious. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you soon!

  23. Carla and Michael says:

    Visisting you from a linky party. Your pie crust is a must try for me, since I love savory pies and quiches. The addition of the ham would be a must for my hubby too. Looks fabulous. Thanks.

  24. April @ The 21st Century Housewife says:

    This looks and sounds like a wonderful quiche – I like the sound of the flaky pastry recipe too. Quiche is such a perfect dish for so many occasions. Thank you for sharing it with the Hearth and Soul Blog Hop.

  25. Angie says:

    This looks so good. My mom would love you because she adores quiche, the Lorraine one in particular. Thank you for sharing with Sundays at One Food Club 🙂

    Cocina Diary

  26. Suzy says:

    Can't beat a quiche!

  27. Miranda says:

    Quiche is so great for any occasion. Funny I always think of it too when I want to do a bigger breakfast or a special occasion brunch. Thanks for linking this up with Fat Camp Friday this week! See you next week!

  28. Irene says:

    You are kidding! Quiche is my favorite special food! thanks for sharing your recipe.
    Here through blog hopping. Hope to see you soon!

  29. Tracy says:

    I love quiche! This looks delicious! Thanks for sharing on NOBH!

  30. Melynda says:

    Lovely, and thanks for sharing with Cookbook Sundays @ Mom's Sunday Cafe.

  31. maiylah says:

    that looks sooo delicious!!!!

  32. Cheerful says:

    looks great and thanks for sharing your recipe! have a great week!

  33. Tina @ MOMS CRAZY COOKING says:

    This week on THIS WEEK’S CRAVINGS we are looking for “brunch recipes”. We’d love for you to come link up this tasty looking recipe!

  34. Christy says:

    there is nothing like homemade pie crust–it makes everything taste so special! thank you for sharing your tips and a great quiche recipe to tuesday night supper club.

  35. Jenn Erickson says:

    Mmmm….my husband would absolutely flip for the bacon and ham too! And as for me….anything with gruyere is good stuff in my book!

    Thank you for linking up your wonderful and versatile recipe on "A Little Birdie Told Me…" Tuesday at Rook No. 17!

  36. Jacqui' says:

    okay, this looks wonderful!!! I hate eggs but adore quiche. Problem here?? i think so.haha

  37. Kindertravels says:

    Yum! Soooo delicious looking 🙂

    I'm a new follower on GFC. Would love it if you would follow me back, too!


    Have a great day 🙂

  38. Swathi says:

    I like the idea of satisfying all your family's taste buds. Quiche Lorraine looks dleicious, thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop.

  39. Judie says:

    I remember when quiche was all the rage. It should be still! What a perfect meal. Thanks for a great post!!

  40. Mary says:

    Please consider making your delicious recipes more printer friendly, there are so many I would love to print off to try but I am hesitant due to all the paper and printer ink it takes to print all the pictures to get the entire recipe.
    Thanks so much!


    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Thanks for your feedback Mary – if you have suggestions for how to do this, please let me know! So far I have not been able to figure out an easy way to do this but if I can find one, I will consider it! 🙂

      In the meantime, you can always copy the post to Word and remove the photos for your personal use. Hope this helps!

  41. Teresa says:

    This looks wonderful. I love that you have the vegetarian option.

  42. Gina says:

    I love love love quiche! Thanks for sharing your recipe 🙂

  43. Anne says:

    I love quiche! I have a recipe for a Southwest Quiche my sister-in-law gave me when she worked at the tea room of Lindy’s in Pueblo, CO. my hometown. It is my favorite quiche! Thii was a great post with a terrific recipe. Enjoy the weekend and thanks for sharing with us.

  44. Andy says:

    Never had quiche before. It looks yummy.

    Excellent presentation!

    Thanks for sharing.

    I’m here:
    Quiet Winds Of The Night

  45. Strange says:

    I love quiche but I don’t use the oven much during the summer… It has been cooler lately so maybe I’ll make one for Sunday brunch!

  46. Pondside says:

    This is one of my favorite ‘go-to’ recipes too. We have our own hens, and there’s nothing more comforting after a long day than flaky pastry, eggs, cheese and a bit of whatever is in the fridge.

  47. lissa says:

    have not try a quiche before but I imagine it’s like pizza except not as much cheese?

    thanks for sharing the recipe. if only I can cook.

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Hi Lissa

      If you have never had quiche before you MUST find a way to try it – it is simply divine!

      Believe it or not, it doesn’t taste anything like pizza! Although there is a crust, think more of a pie that is filled with a rich mixture of eggs and fillings. I think of it as the perfect brunch dish although I frequently eat it for breakfast and it also makes a wonderful lunch with a nice salad. It’s really wonderful and very diverse – truly, give it a try!

  48. Catherine - Our Village is a Little Different says:

    Thanks for sharing your recipe. It’s a little different than mine, and I’m ready for something new!

  49. I love quiche.

    And for some odd reason, it never even popped into my head for the letter Q.

    Your crust looks fabulous…and oh, this whole post just makes me hungry.

    I’m attempting to start a one day at a time to better health thing today…and this wants me to derail already! ha!

    Quite a scrumptious stop today!

    Thank you.



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