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The World’s Best Quiche Recipe

19 September 2010

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Quiches are easy to make and take under an hour from start to finish, making them an ideal weeknight dinner item, and – the bonus – can be served hot or cold. Another good thing about quiche … the divine smell that fills the house. And to the person who coined the phrase about men and quiche I would point out that a basic quiche consists of bacon, eggs, cheese and looks like a pie — what’s not to love?

Ingredients

Pastry for 9-inch pie

8 slices bacon, cut into ½-inch pieces

¼ cup chopped green onions

1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese

1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Cheddar cheese

6 eggs, beaten

1 cup whipping cream

½ tsp salt

Dash of white pepper

1/8 tsp ground nutmeg

Ground nutmeg

Directions

Line a 9-inch quiche dish (any round pie dish will do) with pastry. Trim excess pastry around edges. Prick bottom and sides of pastry with a fork. Bake at 400° for 3 minutes, remove from oven, and gently prick with a fork. Bake an additional 5 minutes.

Mix together the Swiss and Cheddar and divide mixture in half. Sauté bacon and onions in a skillet until browned; drain well, and sprinkle evenly in pastry shell. Top with 1 cup cheese and set aside.

Combine eggs, cream, salt, and pepper and 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg, stirring well. Pour mixture into pastry shell, and top with remaining 1 cup cheese. Sprinkle with nutmeg. Bake at 350° for 35 minutes or until set. Let stand 10 minutes.

Nat’s Notes:

  • I use a pair of kitchen shears to cut up the bacon and onions.
  • I find it’s worth the time to make a super-easy homemade piecrust instead of using a store-bought one.
  • Better to undercook the quiche than to overcook it. It will set a bit during the cooling period. You can always put it back in the oven if needed.