Mushroom Quiche or Gratin – Adapted from Julia Child

Total Time
Prep 25 mins
Cook 30 mins

I adore Julia's recipes but tend to simplify them by omitting some of the details and using less butter. I also use milk instead of cream and find it rich enough for my taste. When I make this dish, I usually omit the crust (the "gratin" version).

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. To partly bake the pastry shell: Bake in middle of oven at 400 degrees F. for 8-9 minutes.
  2. To make the mushroom filling:.
  3. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Place oven rack in upper third of oven.
  4. Saute mushrooms in butter until they exude their juices, the liquid evaporates and the mushrooms are starting to brown slightly.
  5. Mix together mushrooms, onion, salt and lemon juice; set aside.
  6. Beat together eggs, milk, nutmeg and pepper. Gradually stir in mushroom mixture. Check seasoning.
  7. Pour into pastry shell. Sprinkle cheese on top. Place on baking sheet.
  8. Bake 25-30 minutes or until puffed and browned.


Most Helpful

What can I say, Julia Child ,Wonderful .Very easy to make .I used baby bella mushrooms and cream.Very rich and satisfying,all you need is a nice salad to go with this.Thank you so much for posting.

gale 57 August 31, 2010

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