A Quiche is a French consisting of pastry crust with savory custard and pieces of cheese, meat, seafood
or vegetables..... you pick the combination!
For the Crust
- 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) cold butter, cubed
- 3 tbsp. ice water
For the Quiche
- 8 slices of bacon
- 1 1/2 cups shredded Gruyère cheese, divided
- 1 shallot, minced
- 6 large eggs
- 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
- Pinch of cayenne pepper
- Pinch of nutmeg
- Kosher salt
Make the crust: In a large bowl whisk together flour and salt until combined. Using your hands, add butter, working it into the flour until the mixture resembles pea-size crumbs. Add ice water by the tablespoon until the mixture forms into a crust. Form into a disc, wrap in a plastic wrap, refrigerate until firm, 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. ON a lightly floured surface, roll out crust until 1/4" thick. Loosely drape over a 9" pie plate and crimp edges. Refrigerate until ready to use.
In a large skillet over medium heat, cook bacon until crispy, 8 minutes. Transfer to paper towel-lined plate to drain.
Crop bacon into small pieces and sprinkle cooked bacon on pie crust with 1 cup of Gruyère and chopped shallot. In a large bowl, whisk together creme, eggs, cayenne and nutmeg and season with sale. Pour this mixture over bacon and cheese. Top with remaining 1/2 cup of cheese.
Bake until crust is golden and eggs cooked through, about 40 minutes. Let cool 15 minutes before slicing and serving. You can serve hot or cold.
Recipe from delish. Serves 6 people. Prep time 30 minutes, Total time 1 hour and 40 minutes.