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Craving Quiche? Try this Easy Recipe that Works with Any Filling!

Have you ever eaten quiche and wondered why you don’t eat it way more often? Quiches are delicious, nutritious and easier to make than you might think. You can enjoy a nice quiche for breakfast, lunch or dinner, and they are an especially great dish for a Sunday brunch. All you really need is some fresh eggs, cream (or milk if you prefer) and other ingredients you can buy pre-made if you wish. Quiches are easy to make ahead of time and heat up when you are ready to eat. You can even store them in the freezer for up to 3-4 months, so you have a quick meal available whenever you want it.

Here is one of our favorite classic Quiche Lorraine recipes, which you can easily customize with whichever cheese, meat and veggie fillings you like best:

A Flaky Base—The Crust
It starts with the pie crust. You can make your own with flour, eggs, butter and salt. However, we recommend using store-bought 9-inch pie crusts to make it as simple and convenient as possible. You can purchase frozen crusts already in the pan or refrigerated pastry crusts to put in your own pie pan. If you like a crisper crust, you can preheat it by itself for a few minutes before adding the fillings. Otherwise, you can fill it with your ingredients and cook together. Just make sure the crust is thawed if using a frozen one!

Preheat your oven to 425 degrees as you prepare your quiche.

For one quiche, you will need the following ingredients (multiply accordingly if preparing multiple quiches at once):
 • 4 large eggs, beaten
 • 1 cup shredded or cubed cheese*
 • 2 cups light cream (or milk if you prefer)
 • 3/4 tsp salt
 • 1/4 tsp sugar
 • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper

*Most classic Quiche Lorraine recipes will use gruyere or swiss cheese. Cheddar cheese (especially a nice sharp cheddar) or Colby jack also work great. Use whichever cheese you like best for taste and texture.

Flavor with Your Favorite Fillings
The above ingredients make up the base for your quiche. Now, you can decide what else you want to put in it. Cubed ham, smoked turkey and bacon are all excellent choices if you want a really hearty quiche. Spinach, artichoke, zucchini, diced onions and tomatoes are tasty and colorful veggie options. Maybe even try some bell pepper or jalapeños if you like a little extra spice. That’s the great thing about quiches. You can make them so many different ways. 

You’ll usually want to use about a cup to a cup-and-a-half of meat and/or veggie fillings mixed with the cheese. Put that in your pie crust first. Then pour in your beaten egg mixture. If you aren’t in the mood for cracking shells and mixing the eggs yourself, you can use Chino Valley Ranchers Pasture Raised Liquid Whole Eggs. These eggs come from hens raised on pastures, eating natural diets and living a happy, healthy lifestyle. We mix the eggs in a convenient carton, which is great for convenient meals like scrambled eggs, baked goods, and of course, quiches!

Otherwise, you can use any of Chino Valley Ranchers’ organic, cage-free or pasture-raised eggs for a delicious quiche recipe. You might even want to try our Comet Eggs for out-of-this world flavor and color. For a healthier alternative, you can try our 100% Organic Liquid Egg Whites without the yolks.

Baking and Serving
Now that your quiche is ready to cook, put it in the preheated oven for 15 minutes at 425 degrees. From there, you will want to reduce the heat to 300 degrees and let the quiche cook for another 30 minutes. You will want to check it during the second cook time. Use a knife and insert into the filling to test if it is cooked thoroughly. Once it comes out clean, you’ll know your quiche is ready.

Let your quiche cool for 10 minutes before slicing and serving. You can garnish your Quiche Lorraine with scallions or parsley for a little extra flavor and color. 

Quiches are easy to make and great for any meal of the day, any time of year. To find Chino Valley Ranchers egg products at a store near you, check out our store locator.