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RECiPE | Quiche Lorraine

Monday, December 14

Any other quiche lover's out there?
I'm all about the brilliant mix of carbs and protein in these delightful dishes and today I'm sharing one of my all-time favorites with you...Quiche Lorraine.

If you want something a little extra special for your Christmas Brunch - or any brunch for that matter, this is the recipe you want to make!! It might sound fancy and use fancy cheese, but it's actually really simple to make! *wink*

adapted from the Ultimate Southern Living Cookbook
serves 6-8

Pastry for 9 inch pie (refrigerated store-bought or homemade)
8 slices bacon, chopped
4 green onions, chopped
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Gruyère cheese, divided
6 large eggs, beaten
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp. nutmeg (fresh ground is what I use because I have this pretty Nutmeg Mill)
Dash of ground red pepper
Dash of ground white pepper
Ground nutmeg
Garnish: a pretty sprig of chives

Note: You can substitute Swiss for Gruyère - but I feel the Gruyère makes it more special!

• Place pastry into 9-inch pie plate, forming a piecrust. Trim excess pastry from around the edges and prick the bottom and sides of piecrust with a fork. Bake at 400º for 3 minutes. Remove from oven, gently prick once again with fork and bake 5 more minutes. Remove from oven and set aside.

• Cook bacon in a skillet over medium heat until browned; add chopped green onions and cook 1 more minute. Remove bacon and green onions onto a plate covered in a few paper towels. Use additional paper towels to help soak up the excess grease. Sprinkle in the bottom of prepared crust. Top with 1 cup of cheese and set aside.

• Combine eggs and next 5 ingredients. Stir well. Pour egg mixture into prepared crust. Top with remaining 1 cup of cheese. Sprinkle lightly with additional nutmeg.

• Bake at 350º for 35 minutes or until set. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving. Garnish with chives if desired.

I hope you'll try it!! It's delicious!!

Stay tuned for tomorrow's post where I'm revealing all of the details from the Christmas Brunch I styled for the December issue of Romantic Homes Magazine - which includes this Quiche Lorraine!!

Did you notice my natural stoneware pie plate? It's my absolute FAVORITE PIE PLATE!!
I've got two of these deep dish pie plates and I use them all of the time. I love how pies, quiches and even chicken pies look pretty and bake beautifully in these!! They have a beautiful heirloom quality to them.

Best part? Dishwasher, oven, microwave and freezer safe! They clean up super easy too! Oh yes!!
Mine is all natural without a finish but if you prefer, there is a really pretty White Natural Stone Deep Pie Dish as well.

Scrambling to get my Hot Chocolate Bar up this year!
Ella asked me if I could make it happen today so she can come home from gymnastics tonight and have a cup before bedtime! (pressure is on now). *wink*

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