Quiche Lorraine is a brunch classic with all of our favorite food group ingredients: Buttery crust, eggs, and bacon. Fast and fancy, a quiche was featured in nearly every issue of Southern Living in the seventies, but none was more popular than Quiche Lorraine. We certainly understand our readers’ obsession. Here, in our favorite version, the egg filling gets studded with flecks of green onions and bacon along with a generous helping of Swiss cheese. Instead of Swiss cheese, you can also feel free to swap in Cheddar or American cheese, or skip the cheese altogether and add more veggies like bell peppers, tomatoes, and zucchini. Looking for some inspiration on what to serve alongside the star of the show? Check out these side dishes and salads for entertaining. Quiche Lorraine is the perfect dish for just about any meal. It would be a welcome addition to a brunch buffet but also makes a great lunch or light dinner served with a side salad.
1/2 (14.1-ounce) package refrigerated piecrusts
1 pound bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1/4 cup green onions, chopped
8 ounces Swiss cheese, grated and divided
6 large eggs, beaten
1 cup heavy cream
1/2 teaspoon table salt
Dash of ground red pepper
Dash of white pepper
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 425°. Fit piecrust into a 9-inch pie plate; fold edges under, and crimp. Prick bottom and sides of crust with a fork; bake 6 to 8 minutes or until lightly browned. Reduce oven temperature to 350°. Cool piecrust on a wire rack with preparing filling.
Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium heat, stirring often, 7 to 8 minutes or until crispy; drain on paper towels. Sprinkle bacon over bottom of pie shell. Sprinkle green onions over bacon; sprinkle half of Swiss cheese over onions.
Whisk together beaten eggs and next 5 ingredients. Carefully pour egg mixture over cheese. Sprinkle remaining cheese over egg mixture.
Bake at 350° for 35 to 40 minutes or until lightly browned and set in middle. Cool 15 minutes before serving.