Quiche is always a welcome guest at a spring brunch or an elegant holiday gathering. Learn the basics of making the perfect quiche, then check out our favorite quiche recipe, along with variations featuring delicious crusts and fillings.
What Is Quiche?
Quiche is a savory pie that originated in northeastern France in the Alsace-Lorraine region. The most famous version is quiche Lorraine, made with a custard filling of eggs, cream, cheese, bacon, and seasonings.
The key to great quiche is a flaky crust and a creamy custard filling that holds a cut edge. The secret to getting a creamy custard is to find the perfect ratio of milk to eggs -- too much milk, and the custard won't set properly; too little, and it turns tough as it bakes.
With quiche, you always have options. You can prepare a crust from scratch (see Pastry for Single-Crust Pie) or use a refrigerated unbaked piecrust.
While the pastry shell is baking, prepare the filling.
Quiche Lorraine Variations
Try more of our quiche recipes, including mini party quiches and our hearty hash brown quiche.