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Quiche Lorraine

Makes: 6 servings
Serving size: 1 slice
Prep 30 mins Bake 1 hr 4 mins  at 450 degrees F/325 degrees F Stand 10 mins
Quiche Lorraine
Ingredients
  • 1  recipe  Pastry for a Single-Crust Pie
  • 6  slices  bacon or turkey bacon
  • 1/2  cup  chopped onion (1 medium)
  • 5  eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 1/4  cups  half-and-half or light cream
  • 1/4  teaspoon  salt
  •  Dash ground nutmeg
  • 1 1/2  cups  shredded Swiss cheese (6 ounces)
  • 1  tablespoon  all-purpose flour
  •  Chopped fresh tomato (optional)
  •  Snipped fresh parsley (optional)
Directions

1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Prepare Pastry for a Single-Crust Pie. On a lightly floured surface, use your hands to slightly flatten pastry. Roll pastry from center to edges into a circle about 12 inches in diameter. Wrap pastry circle around the rolling pin. Unroll into a 9-inch pie plate. Ease pastry into pie plate without stretching it. Trim pastry to 1/2 inch beyond edge of pie plate. Fold under extra pastry even with the plate's edge. Crimp edge as desired. Do not prick pastry.

2. Line the unpricked pastry shell with a double thickness of heavy foil. Bake for 8 minutes. Remove foil. Bake for 6 to 8 minutes more or until pastry is golden brown. Remove from oven. Reduce oven temperature to 325 degrees F. (Pastry shell should still be hot when filling is added; do not partially bake pastry shell ahead of time.)

3. Meanwhile, in a very large skillet cook bacon until crisp or cook turkey bacon according to package directions. Drain, reserving 1 tablespoon of the drippings. Crumble bacon finely; set aside. Cook onion in the reserved drippings over medium heat until tender; drain.

4. In a large bowl stir together eggs, half-and-half, salt, and nutmeg. Stir in crumbled bacon and onion. In a small bowl combine shredded cheese and flour; add to egg mixture. Mix well.

5. Pour egg-cheese mixture into the hot, baked pastry shell. Bake in the 325 degrees F oven for 50 to 55 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. If necessary to prevent overbrowning, cover edge of crust with foil for the last 10 to 20 minutes of baking. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving. If desired, garnish with tomato and parsley.

From the Test KitchenQuiche Lorraine with Quick Pastry:
  • Omit Pastry for a Single Crust Pie. Use half of a 15-ounce package rolled refrigerated unbaked pie crust (1 crust). Let stand according to package directions. Unroll and ease pastry into a 9-inch pie plate being careful not to stretch pastry. Trim pastry to 1/2 inch beyond edge of pie plate. Fold under extra pastry. Crimp edge as desired. Do not prick pastry. Bake as directed in Step 2. Continue as directed in Steps 3 through 5.
  • Per slice: 463 cal., 32 g total fat (15 g sat. fat, 0 g trans fat), 235 mg chol., 563 mg sodium, 23 g carbo., 0 g fiber, 18 g pro.
  • Exchanges: 1.5 Starc,h, 2 High Fat Meat, 3 Fat
Spinach and Mushroom Quiche:
  • Prepare Quiche Lorraine as directed, except omit bacon. Cook the onion and 1 1/2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms in 1 tablespoon hot vegetable oil until tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in 3 cups lightly packed coarsely chopped fresh spinach. Stir into egg mixture with cheese in Step 3.
  • Per slice: 526 cal., 36 g total fat (17 g sat. fat, 1 g trans fat), 241 mg chol., 493 mg sodium, 31 g carbo., 2 g fiber, 19 g pro.
  • Exchanges: 2 Starch, .5 Vegetable, 2 High Fat Meat, 3 Fat
Pastry for a Single-Crust Pie
Makes: 8 servings
Yield: 1 piecrust
Start to Finish 15 mins
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2  cups  all-purpose flour
  • 1/2  teaspoon  salt
  • 1/4  cup  shortening
  • 1/4  cup  butter, cut up, or shortening
  • 1/4 - 1/3  cup  cold water
Directions

1. In a medium bowl stir together flour and salt. Using pastry blender, cut in shortening and butter until pieces are pea size.

2. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of the water over part of the flour mixture; toss with a fork. Push moistened pastry to side of bowl. Repeat moistening flour mixture, using 1 tablespoon of the water at a time, until flour mixture is moistened. Gather flour mixture into a ball, kneading gently until it holds together.

3. On a lightly floured surface use your hands to slightly flatten pastry. Roll pastry from center to edges into a circle about 12 inches in diameter.

4. Wrap pastry circle around the rolling pin. Unroll into a 9-inch pie plate. Ease pastry into pie plate without stretching it.

5. Trim pastry to 1/2 inch beyond edge of pie plate. Fold under extra pastry even with the plate's edge. Crimp edge as desired. Do not prick pastry. Fill and bake as directed in recipes.

Nutrition Facts (Quiche Lorraine)
  • Servings Per Recipe 6,
  • cal. (kcal) 560,
  • Fat, total (g) 39,
  • chol. (mg) 252,
  • sat. fat (g) 19,
  • carb. (g) 30,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 12,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 4,
  • Trans fatty acid (g) 1,
  • fiber (g) 1,
  • sugar (g) 1,
  • pro. (g) 21,
  • vit. A (IU) 826,
  • vit. C (mg) 1,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 1,
  • Niacin (mg) 3,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 85,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 2,
  • sodium (mg) 668,
  • Potassium (mg) 245,
  • calcium (mg) 313,
  • iron (mg) 3,
  • Mark as Free Exchange () 0,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Nutrition Facts (Pastry for a Single-Crust Pie)
  • Servings Per Recipe 8,
  • cal. (kcal) 191,
  • Fat, total (g) 12,
  • chol. (mg) 15,
  • sat. fat (g) 5,
  • carb. (g) 18,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 4,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 2,
  • Trans fatty acid (g) 1,
  • fiber (g) 1,
  • sugar (g) 0,
  • pro. (g) 2,
  • vit. A (IU) 194,
  • vit. C (mg) 0,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 1,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 44,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0,
  • sodium (mg) 187,
  • Potassium (mg) 27,
  • calcium (mg) 10,
  • iron (mg) 1,
  • Starch () 1,
  • Fat () 3,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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