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