Quiche Lorraine is a classic dish that makes a beautiful dish for breakfast or brunch
The first Saturday of December I hold my annual Holiday Breakfast. The menu stays the same every year, and one of the key dishes is the Quiche Lorraine.
For year I searched for the perfect quiche recipe. I wanted a go to recipe that I could play with and try different combinations. I finally found the one. This recipe is adapted from one I found in the Lion House Cookbook. It is filled with yummy ham, bacon and swiss cheese. I can’t wait to experiment with some other fillings like basil and sun dried tomatoes!
Quiche Lorraine would be a perfect Christmas morning treat too, or Easter brunch, not to mention any morning when you have time for something extra special. We can’t serve it for Christmas morning at our house though. Our family always has the same thing Christmas morning and there is no veering from tradition at our house.
The holidays are always busy, so to save time I put this Quiche Lorraine together using a store bought pie crust. I prefer the Marie Callender brand that comes already formed in the pan. They come in a set of two in the freezer section. But if you have the time, I have the perfect pie crust recipe that makes this quiche even more delightful.
Quiche Lorraine Recipe
- 1 9 inch unbaked pie crust
- 1 C shredded Swiss cheese
- 3 slices bacon cooked and crumbled
- 1/4 C ham minced
- 2 green onions sliced and chopped
- 3 eggs slightly beaten
- 1 C half and half
- 1 tsp grated lemon peel
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp dry mustard
- Bake unpricked pastry shell for 5 minutes at 425 degrees
- Remove from oven and place cheese, bacon and ham in bottom of shell
- Add green onion
- In medium bowl mix together eggs, cream, lemon peel, salt and dry mustard
- Pour evenly over cheese mixture
- Bake at 325 for 45 minutes or until set
- If the edges of the crust begin to get to brown cover them with foil
- Remove from oven and let stand for about ten minutes before serving
- Makes 6 servings
- Inspired by the Lion House Cookbook
Holiday Brunch Ideas
I addition to this delicious quiche, I always serve my favorite coffee cake and some type of cinnamon coffee cake. I usually experiment and try something different each year and this year I decided to make the yummy Cinnamon Bun Cake we had for Easter breakfast. There is also always fruit, the always requested Sugared Bacon and my Spiced Apple Cider.
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