Julia Child's Quiche

On the plane ride to and from Vegas I read My Life in France by Julia Child. We saw the movie Julie and Julia and I was very interested in learning more about Julia Child's life. The book was great. It was different from the movie and had many more details. I was inspired to finally try some of the recipes in Mastering the Art of French Cooking. I chose the quiche as my first test. The quiche was rich and velvety and extremely flavorful. I added bacon and swiss - a combination of Quiche Lorraine and Quiche au Fromage de Gruyere. I wanted to eat the whole thing by myself.

Bacon & Swiss Quiche
adapted from Julia Child
  • 1/2 pound bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 3/4 cup swiss cheese, shredded
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 - 2 cups cream or milk or combination of both
  • salt
  • pepper
  • pie crust

Press bacon and cheese into bottom of pie crust. Beat the eggs, cream or cream and milk, and seasonings in a mixing bowl until blended. Check seasonings. Pour into pie crust.

Bake at 375 for 45 minutes to an hour, or until quiche has puffed and browned.

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  1. Your quiche is total eye candy! it looks so perfect. On a cold rainy night like we're supposed to have tonight, this would be my numbe one pick for dinner!

  2. I'm about half way through My Life In France. I'm enjoying the book too. I just seem to spend more time reading food blogs than reading books. This quiche looks fabulous. I'm saving this recipe and will make it soon. Thanks for the post.

  3. Is it better to use cream or milk? Or a combination? And if combination...equal parts or more of one than the other.

  4. Do you cook the pie crust a little first or do you put all the ingredients in an uncooked pie crust?

  5. Steph, I was privileged to have several conversations with Julia Child and one of them was about quiche. I told her I made it with a whole wheat crust and she asked why I would do such a thing. I told her for added nutrition. Her reply was the same one she has given to Jacques Pepin and others: "We don't care about nutrition; we care about taste." She was a hoot!


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