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Classic Quiche Lorraine For Bastille Day (July 14)

Classic Quiche Lorraine For Bastille Day (July 14)

Bastille Day is July 14th. Serve up some traditional French food for Bastille Day. This classic is easy to make and delicious served hot or cold!

Be sure to use heavy cream and make no substitutions for best traditional flavor.

Classic Quiche Lorraine

Ingredients

8 slices bacon, cooked crispy and crumbled
1 ½ cups shredded Gruyère cheese, divided
1 shallot, minced
6 large eggs
1 ½ cups heavy cream
Pinch of cayenne
Pinch of nutmeg
Kosher salt
Freshly cracked black pepper

Crust: you can use a 9″ prepared single deep dish frozen pie shell (or make your own using your favorite recipe).

Directions

Preheat oven to 375ºF. Scatter cooked bacon in the unbaked pie crust. Add 1 cup of cheese and the shallot. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, cream, cayenne, and nutmeg. Season with salt and pepper. Pour the mixture over the bacon and cheese. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup cheese.

Bake until crust is golden and eggs cooked through, about 40 minutes. Let cool 15 minutes before slicing and serving but it’s best at room temperature.

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