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Quiche Lorraine

A simple Quiche Lorraine recipe made with melt-in-your-mouth shortcrust pastry and a creamy bacon, egg and melted cheese filling. A popular midweek family dinner.
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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: French, western
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 8 serves
Calories: 441kcal


  • Stove-top
  • Oven


For the quiche crust (choose 1 option)

For the filling

  • 1 tbs (15g) butter
  • ½ onion finely chopped
  • 200 g bacon finely chopped
  • 4 eggs
  • 300 ml (1 ¼ cups) cream cooking, heavy or thickened
  • 125 g cheese grated, tasty or cheddar
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • If using homemade shortcrust pastry then prepare as per this recipe and then blind bake.
    If using defrosted shortcrust pastry sheets, blind-bake according to this recipe.
  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius fan-forced (or 200 degrees celsius conventional).
  • To prepare the quiche, melt the butter in a frying pan on the stove-top over medium heat. Add the onion and bacon and stir while until the onion has softened and the bacon has cooked through.
  • Drain any excess liquid from the bacon and onion mixture and discard. Pour the onion and bacon into a large bowl.
  • Add the eggs, cream, grated cheese, salt and pepper to the bowl and whisk until well combined.
  • Pour the mixture into the store-bought pastry shell or blind-baked pastry shell and bake for 35 minutes or until golden and cooked through.


Cream – use cooking, heavy or thickened cream (not light cream).
Pastry options - you can either use my homemade shortcrust pastry recipe, 2 sheets of defrosted shortcrust pastry or a store-bought pastry shell. 
Blind baking - if using homemade pastry or defrosted pastry sheets, then blind-bake before adding the filling (using this recipe).
Storing - store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.
Freezing - freeze for up to 3 months in an airtight container.


Calories: 441kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 170mg | Sodium: 408mg | Potassium: 154mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 882IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 155mg | Iron: 1mg