I’m a huge fan of breakfast. I’m the type that can eat breakfast all day, everyday. That why I love baking and creating tasty brunch dishes. Quiche has always been a favorite of mine because it’s SO simple to make. Here’s my secret: I use a ready made pie crust! I find that the Pillsbury brand at the store is just as good as a homemade…so I admit it, I cheat. I buy the crust that’s rolled up in the refrigerator section, so that you can still use your own pie dish. I often get lots of compliments for my pie crust (haha!).
The best thing about quiche is that you can really make it your own. If you like bacon, go with meat. If you want veggies, try spinach and swiss cheese. I included my recipe for “Quiche Lorraine”, which is a bacon quiche. But, I use this recipe as a great base. The amount of eggs, cream and cheese is perfect….just add whatever else you want.
After cooking the bacon, just crumble and sprinkle and add the cheese and onion.
Then, just whisk together the eggs, cream and seasoning and pour into the pan.
Bake it and you have a beautiful quiche! Seriously, it’s THAT easy! By the way–As you can see, I’m terrible at getting the first slice of quiche or pie out of the dish! It may not look pretty, but it sure tasted great.
- 1 pie crust
- 10-12 slices bacon
- 1 cup shredded Swiss or Cheddar cheese
- 1/2 cup minced onion
- 4 eggs, beaten
- 2 cups light cream
- 3/4 tsp salt
- dash of cayenne pepper
- dash of pepper
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Place bacon in skill and cook until crisp. Drain, then chop. Sprinkle bacon, cheese and onion into pastry shell.
In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, cream, salt and cayenne. Pour into pastry shell.
Bake 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 300 degrees and bake an additional 30 minutes, or until egg is set. Allow quiche to cook for 10 minutes before serving.