I wanted a quick lunch today, something that didn’t require standing in front of the stove for too long, but yet something a little bit more sophisticated than a sandwich. I’ve been craving quiche lorraine for a couple of days now, so I went with it. I was lazy and didn’t make my own buttery, flaky crust for this recipe and instead went with a store-bought ready-to-bake crust in a pan. Hey, don’t judge.
I baked it in my toaster/convection oven so as to conserve some energy and it worked just fine. As you can see in the picture, my slice of quiche is a bit browner that the traditional piece of quiche. I like it this way. But, if you’d rather go for the paler, more traditional-looking quiche the you might want to check on it before the timer goes off in your oven.
I know it doesn’t look perfect. But hey, it was delicious,quick, easy to make and it hit the spot. Did I mention that I was sharing the kitchen with my sister as I made this? Not to mention that she hates eggs, so she wasn’t in the happiest of moods.
Me: “I’m making quiche for lunch. Would you like a piece”
My sister: “Ugh, no. That is way to ‘eggy’ for me. I’ll cook pasta for myself.”
Makes 1 9-inch pie
1 9-inch single crust pie
1 cup of bacon, diced
1 cup shredded Swiss or Gruyere cheese
1/3 cup minced onion
1/2 cup heavy cream
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon round black pepper
1/4 teaspoon sugar
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Bake pie crust as directed. Be careful not to let it brown too much or you’ll end up with charred crust by the end.
Preheat oven to 350 F.
Throw bacon in a skillet and fry over medium heat until crispy. Remove from pan, transfer to a plate lined with paper towel and pat gently with another piece of paper towel.
Sprinkle finely diced onions, cheese and bacon to bottom of pie crust.
In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, heavy cream, salt, pepper, sugar and cayenne pepper. Pour mixture into pie crust.
Bake for about 15-20 minutes until a knife or toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. If edges are becoming too dark and the pie still needs a few minuted in the oven, cover edges with aluminum foil to prevent them from burning. Allow quiche to rest for about 10 minutes before cutting into pieces.