Quiche Lorraine

October opens the door to a lot of party preparations.   I am helping out a dear friend, in throwing a baby shower in November.  It's a french-themed  afternoon party and Quiche Lorraine will be a part of our menu.  
I will spend the next few weeks practicing various food in our list.  I'll start with quiche. 

Quiche Lorraine
Servings: 8


Une pâte brisée / 1 pie crust pastry on a baking sheet
3 eggs
1 cup of Crème Fraîche
200 grams of lardons / bacon
Muscade / a pinch of grated nutmeg
Ground Black Pepper
1 1/2 teaspoon of butter
Optional: Grated Emmental cheese /Swiss/ Gruyere


1. Pre-heat oven to 190 deg C or 375 F.  Set the pie crust on the baking dish and puncture with a fork. Allow to bake for a few minutes until the dough slightly dries and take it out of the oven. 

2. In a separate pan, saute lardon/ bacon until slightly golden.

3. Grate nutmeg.

4. Beat the eggs in a mixing bowl. Add in the cream, lardons, nutmeg, butter, salt and pepper. Mix thoroughly.

5. Pour the mixture on your pie crust.  Optional:  Sprinkle greated cheese on top.  Leave it in the oven for about 30-35 minutes until it rises. 

The original french quiche lorraine doesn't have cheese.  I like it with though.  I collected various recipes from Julia Child's to highly recommended french recipes to come up with a Design Gourmande version. Since it's going to be a party with lots of other pies and pastries to prepare, I've decided not to make the pie crust dough from scratch.    This is also the husband's favorite so he's pretty excited when it's going to be done.

Et voila!

Bon Appetit!




  1. This looks scrumptious and fairly easy to make. I love when the weather/season indicates 'it's time to start entertaining' We had perfect weather last week when my sisters in law were visiting...long meals with vast amounts of wine consumption - perfection!

  2. Long meals with lots of wine under a perfect weather sounds heavenly! Her visit must have been memorably nice. I was surprised by how easy this quiche is to make. I hope to try making the dough myself next time.

  3. not a quiche person. the eggs. but i bet it's tasty

  4. Thanks Elle and Thanks Sherry..wishing you a beautiful Sunday.

  5. This look amazing. I might give it a whirl. Thanks for the food inspiration.

  6. Hi Tina, happy baking. Look forward to see it and hear what happens once you give it a try.