Quiche Lorraine (The Best)
Preparation
40 MIN
Cooking
1 H
Waiting
30 MIN
Output
6 to 8 servings
Freezes

Quiche Lorraine (The Best)

Ingredients

    Crust

  • 1 3/4 cups (430 ml) unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) baking powder
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) cold unsalted butter, cubed
  • 6 tablespoons (90 ml) ice water
  • 1 egg

    Filling

  • 1/2 lb (225 g) bacon slices, about 1/4 inch (1/2 cm) thick, cut into pieces
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups (500 ml) heavy cream
  • 6 eggs 

  • 1 1/2 cups (375 ml) grated Gruyère cheese
  • Salt and pepper 




Preparation

Crust

  1. In a food processor, combine the flour and baking powder. Add the butter and pulse for a few seconds at a time, until the butter is the size of peas. Add the water and egg and pulse again until the dough just begins to form. Add ice water, if necessary. Remove the dough from the food processor and form a disc with your hands.
  2. On a floured work surface, roll out the dough. Line a 25-cm (10-inch) quiche plate. Fold the excess dough inward, pressing the edges to double the sides. With a fork, prick the bottom of the crust. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or freeze for 15 minutes.
  3. With the rack in the lowest position, preheat the oven to 190 ° C (375 °F). 


Filling

  1. Meanwhile, in a skillet, brown the bacon. Add the onion and cook until soft. Drain the cooking fat. Let cool.
  2. In a bowl, combine the cream and eggs with a whisk, until smooth. Stir in the bacon mixture and cheese. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Pour into the crust and bake for about 45 minutes or until the quiche is lightly browned. Let stand for about 10 minutes.