- Dish type
- Pies and tarts
- Savoury pies and tarts
- Meat pie
- Pork pie
The traditional quiche lorraine made with sauteed onions, Gruyere cheese and ham in an egg custard, all baked in a buttery pastry case. Serve with a side salad for lunch or dinner.
54 people made this
- 1 (23cm) unbaked pastry case
- 45g ham, finely chopped
- 225g Gruyere cheese, grated
- 15g butter
- 1 onion, chopped
- 4 eggs
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 pinch ground nutmeg
- 475ml hot milk
MethodPrep:15min ›Cook:30min ›Ready in:45min
- Preheat oven to 190 C / Gas 5.
- Line bottom of unbaked pastry case with diced ham and grated cheese.
- In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium-low heat. Add onions and cook slowly, stirring occasionally until onions are soft. Spread over ham and cheese in pastry case.
- Beat eggs and add salt and nutmeg to taste. Gradually stir in hot milk and heat this mixture over a low flame until it begins to thicken. Pour into pastry case.
- Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes or until custard is set and golden on top. Let cool before slicing.
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Reviews in English (30)
by MAGGIE MCGUIRE
In trying out a variety of quiche recipes from this site, I found this to be one of the best. It makes a wonderful custard-type filling. I used 1/4 cup minced green onion, 1/2 cup ham, and omitted the nutmeg. I think pie crust takes away from the quiche, so I do a quick spray with olive oil flavored cooking spray in the quiche pan, then dust it with 2T cornmeal.Second time around, I used 1/2 whipping cream, and 1/2 half and half. Great both ways, but creamier texture with whipping cream/half and half. Yummy!-11 May 2003
Some quiche recipes require prebaking the pie crust and other recipes don't mention it. I always prebake the crust to prevent sogginess.This was very good, but I did add additional ham as we were having this for dinner. I also ended up with a lot of extra egg batter, so I would recommend using only 3 eggs and 1.5 cups milk. I did find this to be a little too salty (maybe my ham?) so I'd omit it and salt at the table.-10 Aug 2008
This was the first time I have ever made quiche. I used half & half along with 1 cup of milk. Next time, I will probably omit the nutmeg (personal taste. I used monetery jack cheese and minced green onions. I baked it about 10 minutes longer than the recipe called for and at 400. It set well and tasted very good!-25 Mar 2007