Classic Quiche Lorraine

    1 hour 20 min

    Bacon, Gruyere cheese and onions mingle in perfect harmony amidst the eggs and cream in this timeless classic.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 1 23cm unbaked pastry case
    • 12 rashers bacon
    • 100g grated Gruyere cheese
    • 5 tablespoons minced onion
    • 4 eggs, beaten
    • 500ml single cream
    • 3/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon caster sugar
    • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:55min  ›  Extra time:10min  ›  Ready in:1hr20min 

    1. Preheat oven to 220 C / Gas 7.
    2. Place bacon in a large frying pan, and fry over medium-high heat until crisp. Drain on kitchen roll, then chop coarsely. Sprinkle bacon, cheese and onion into pastry case.
    3. In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, cream, salt, sugar and cayenne pepper. Pour mixture into pastry case.
    4. Bake 15 minutes in the preheated oven. Reduce heat to 150 C / Gas 2, and bake an additional 30 minutes, or until a knife inserted an inch from edge comes out clean. Allow quiche to sit 10 minutes before cutting.

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    a wonderful recipe hot or cold  -  21 Apr 2011


    Great quiche. I will definitely be making this again.  -  06 Jun 2011


    the whole family loved this, the cheese made all the differance, usually i would have some left over for lunch the next day but not this time, will keep this.  -  07 Dec 2012