Created by Dobrica Savić

Quiche Lorraine

Quiche Lorraine is the original French quiche recipe, from which all other quiche recipes developed. It is a delicious mix of flavors and so very easy to make.


  • 6 slices bacon cut into 1.3 cm (1/2") pieces
  • 1 cup onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups Swiss/Gruyere cheese, diced or grated
  • 23 cm (9") partially baked pie shell
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 2 cups cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon
  • ground nutmeg
  • white pepper (go with black if that is all you have)

Cook bacon until almost crisp. Remove it from the pan and drain on paper towels. Sauté onion in 2 tablespoons of bacon drippings until tender.

Preheat oven to 230 C.

Bake the pie shell for just a few minutes. Cover the bottom of the partially baked pie shell with onions, bacon and cheese. Beat eggs and cream together with the salt, nutmeg and white pepper. Pour all into the pie shell.

Bake for 10 minutes, then lower the heat to 150 C and bake another 15 minutes.