Vintage Recipe for an Old-Fashioned Ladies Luncheon

Quiche Lorraine

Quiche Lorraine features a single crust filled with a creamy egg mixture flavored with bacon, cheese, and onions, offering a savory delight in every bite.


1. Pie pastry 2. Bacon 3. Sweet onions 4. Gruyere cheese 5. Parmesan cheese

Step 1:

Roll out the dough : On a floured surface, roll the dough into a 14-inch circle and transfer it to a 9-inch springform pan or quiche pan. Press it firmly into the bottom and sides, then chill in the fridge.

Step 2:

Cook the bacon : In a skillet, cook bacon until crisp. Remove and drain on paper towels, reserving 1 tablespoon of drippings.

Step 3:

Add the onions : Cook onions in the bacon drippings until caramelized. Season with thyme, pepper, and nutmeg. Remove from heat, cool slightly, then stir in cheeses and bacon; spoon into the pastry.

Step 4:

Whisk the eggy filling : Preheat the oven to 350°F. Whisk eggs, milk, cream, and salt in a bowl. Pour over the onion and bacon mixture.

Step 5:

Let the quiche cool : Cool on a wire rack for 15 minutes, then remove the springform rim. Let stand for 5 more minutes before slicing and serving warm or at room temperature.