Mom's French Cheese Pie - Quiche Lorraine
- Ready In:
- 1 unbaked 9-inch pie shell
- 6 slices bacon, cooked until crisp and crumbled (or roughly chopped)
- 3⁄4 cup chopped sweet onion (about 1 medium onion)
- 1 1⁄4 cups grated cheddar cheese (original recipe calls for Swiss cheese)
- 1⁄4 cup grated parmesan cheese (which Mom omits, but I like)
- 3 eggs, beaten
- 1 1⁄2 cups light cream or 1 1/2 cups half-and-half cream
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
- Cook the bacon until it is crisp, remove it from the pan and set it aside, then drain the fat while reserving 1 tablespoon of it in the pan.
- Add the onion and gently cook it until it is tender, but is not browned.
- In a bowl, combine the eggs, light cream or half & half, salt, and pepper.
- Crumble or roughly chop the bacon to your preference.
- Place the pie shell in a pie plate.
- Place the bacon, onion, and cheese in the bottom if the pie shell/crust, then pour the egg mixture over.
- Bake in the preheated 375 degree F oven for about 45 minutes, or until the quiche is firm and lightly browned.
- Let rest for 5 minutes, then serve immediately. Makes 6 servings.
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