Best Quiche Lorraine

    45 min

    The traditional quiche lorraine made with sauteed onions, Gruyere cheese and ham in an egg custard, all baked in a buttery pastry case. Serve with a side salad for lunch or dinner.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 1 (23cm) unbaked pastry case
    • 45g ham, finely chopped
    • 225g Gruyere cheese, grated
    • 15g butter
    • 1 onion, chopped
    • 4 eggs
    • 1 pinch salt
    • 1 pinch ground nutmeg
    • 475ml hot milk

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. Preheat oven to 190 C / Gas 5.
    2. Line bottom of unbaked pastry case with diced ham and grated cheese.
    3. In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium-low heat. Add onions and cook slowly, stirring occasionally until onions are soft. Spread over ham and cheese in pastry case.
    4. Beat eggs and add salt and nutmeg to taste. Gradually stir in hot milk and heat this mixture over a low flame until it begins to thicken. Pour into pastry case.
    5. Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes or until custard is set and golden on top. Let cool before slicing.

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    In trying out a variety of quiche recipes from this site, I found this to be one of the best. It makes a wonderful custard-type filling. I used 1/4 cup minced green onion, 1/2 cup ham, and omitted the nutmeg. I think pie crust takes away from the quiche, so I do a quick spray with olive oil flavored cooking spray in the quiche pan, then dust it with 2T cornmeal.Second time around, I used 1/2 whipping cream, and 1/2 half and half. Great both ways, but creamier texture with whipping cream/half and half. Yummy!  -  11 May 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Some quiche recipes require prebaking the pie crust and other recipes don't mention it. I always prebake the crust to prevent sogginess. This was very good, but I did add additional ham as we were having this for dinner. I also ended up with a lot of extra egg batter, so I would recommend using only 3 eggs and 1.5 cups milk. I did find this to be a little too salty (maybe my ham?) so I'd omit it and salt at the table.  -  10 Aug 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This was the first time I have ever made quiche. I used half & half along with 1 cup of milk. Next time, I will probably omit the nutmeg (personal taste. I used monetery jack cheese and minced green onions. I baked it about 10 minutes longer than the recipe called for and at 400. It set well and tasted very good!  -  25 Mar 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)