Quiche Lorraine is a Savory pie that originated in France. (We love all things French!!) They are the masters of food and this quiche is no exception. One bite will transport you to a sidewalk-cafe in Paris…!!! Make it for dinner, breakfast, or a special party~ anytime you feel like making something seriously delicious and IMPRESSIVE.
Bakes @ 350 degrees for 40 minutes.
Serve warm or cold.
Stands alone or you can serve with our Spinach Salad or Food Nanny Hot Crescent Rolls.
- Single Crust Pie:
- 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup plus 2 Tbsp shortening
- 2 Tablespoons chilled butter cut into small pieces
- 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup ice-cold water
- 1/2 pound bacon
- 1 small onion minced
- 1 green pepper chopped
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- 1/2 pound cheddar cheese grated
- 3 eggs beaten
- 1 teaspoon coarse salt
- 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire
Stir the flour and salt together in a large bowl. Cut in the shortening and butter with a pastry blender or two knives until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle with ice water, 3 Tablespoons at a time and stir with a fork to moisten the dough.
Gather the dough into a ball with your hands. Roll out the dough 1/8 inch thick on a lightly floured surface and fit it into a 9-inch pie plate. Trim bottom crust even with rim of the pie plate. (This is the point where you would put the prepared filling into the pie shell.)
In a medium sized skillet on medium heat saute the bacon, onion and green pepper until the vegetables are soft and the bacon is cooked. Drain off the fat. Set aside.
In a small saucepan over medium heat bring the milk almost to a boil. Turn the heat off and let the milk sit for about 2 min. Add the grated cheese. Stir and let it melt into the milk.
Add the beaten eggs, salt, ground black pepper and Worcestershire into the milk mixture. Stir until blended.
Spoon the bacon and vegetables into the bottom of the unbaked piecrust. Pour the cheese mixture over.
Carefully place the pie pan in the oven and bake at 350 degrees for 40 min.