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Eleanor’s Quiche

Quiche around the world, Wikipedia

You know quiche is one of the best brunch dishes on this earth! 

Quiche is a savory classic French dish; however, it actually was created in the medieval kingdom of Germany known as Lothringen, under German rule.  The French later renamed it Lorraine.  

The word quiche is from the German ‘kuchen’ meaning cake with the original Quiche Lorraine being an open pie filled with cream custard, an egg and smoked bacon.  It wasn’t until later that cheese was added.

This is a recipe that Mom got from her friend Eleanor; hence, the name “Eleanor’s Quiche.”  It sounds just like Quiche Lorraine to me and is a wonderful brunch or supper dish.  

This quiche can be prepared in advance, frozen and then baked when you are ready to enjoy it.  It’s a great versatile egg dish and you can add whatever vegetables or meat that you want.  

It’s easy and it’s delicious, great for a crowd, what more could you want?

Eleanor’s Quiche


1 partially baked 9” pie shell
2 cups diced cooked ham or 8 slices bacon, fried crisp and crumbled
1 ¼ cups Swiss cheese, shredded
1/3 cup minced onion
4 eggs
2 cups half and half
¾ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon sugar
1/8 teaspoon pepper
¼ teaspoon dry mustard
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Parsley flakes


Line the pie plate with pastry, prick with a fork, line with foil and weight with dried beans or rice. 
Bake at 400 degrees for 8-10 minutes until crust begins to color.
Remove from oven and remove beans, let crust cool slightly.
Scatter ham, cheese and onion on crust.
Beat eggs slightly.
Beat in remaining ingredients.
Pour custard over bacon mixture.
Bake at 425 degrees for 15 minutes.
Reduce heat to 300 degrees and bake for 30 minutes until set.
Serve warm

Even real men eat quiche, just ask Bill!


  1. Sounds like a really good quiche! I love quiche and make it often. It's one of those what should I make for dinner?, I'll make quiche. It's a great way to use things up and it's perfect for when my husband gets home form work later than my daughter and I like to eat. Then breakfast too!

    I didn't know about the origin though, thanks for the info!

  2. I do a lot of egg bakes but never really quiche. They certainly sound easy and good so I should try one. Thanks for the idea.

  3. The versatility of quiche is mind boggling. Never knew about the history. Thanks for that:) I adore quiche especially for brunch!

    Pam, I altered the rules to more than one guess on today's April Fool's Day post in case you want to guess again:)

  4. I am so glad I discovered you; great recipes here! I love that you give information about the dish. I didn't know you can freeze Quiche and have it ready for he oven. Love that when my kids come to visit; my brunch before they leave will be ready.
    Thank you for your visits.
    Happy Easter

  5. Adoro le quiches! La tua è ottima. Ciao

  6. I love making Quiche ... this one is another recipe I can try!!! :) thanks for the post!

  7. Oh my, my Mom and Dad will love your blog...yummy looking stuff!

  8. That sounds really delicious and I don't like eggs!! I have never made a quiche before but I think I may have to attempt this one. It has all the ingredients that my family loves. Thanks!!

  9. I love quiche! I'm so glad you posted this recipe. It looks really delicious! Hope to make it for Easter!

  10. Thank you for visiting our blog, we love to meet new friends!...Your quiche recipe sounds wonderful!...We look forward to getting to know you!..Happy April Fools Day...xo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

  11. I had no idea that quiche originated from Germany. Now, that you explained it, it makes sense.

    Quiche is such an underrated dish. It can be served for breakfast, lunch or dinner. It is healthy and delicious.

    Thanks for sharing this great recipe.

  12. Yum! I do love quiche so much. this looks like such a nice recipe. I made a cowboy quiche one time and my husband loved it!

  13. Perfect timing, my oldest daughter requested that I make quiche for Easter brunch.

  14. Lyndsey, you're so right! It's an easy go to dish and a great way to clean up the leftovers too!

    Debbi Smith, I do a lot of them also and this is a favorite with the bacon.

    ~~louise~~thanks! I tried again and again. ;)

    Sage, thanks so much! I'm glad I found your blog also, love it!!! The quiche would be a great thing when your kids visit, giving you more time to enjoy their company! Happy Easter to you and yours, Rita!

    Italians Do Eat Better, I love quiches also! Grazie! Ciao

    Chocolate Freckles, that's great! Thanks for the visit!

  15. Lovely recipe Pam - we have our own hens so we are sometimes swamped in eggs so this is one recipe I will be making. Thank you!!

  16. Quiche is perfect for Easter brunch!

  17. Quiche is a great Easter dish! Thanks for this great looking recipe. Happy Easter! Twyla

  18. I love quiche, and this one sounds lovely! It's bookmarked :)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, Pam!

  19. Brian, great! Hurry and send them over. Love your blog!

    Tiffanee, my older son would say the same! He loved eggs when he was young and hasn't eaten them since. Quiche is easy, go for it!

    Kathleen, great! Hope you and yours have a great Easter!

    Jacqueline, you're welcome, you have a great blog! I got one on my hubby for April Fool's Day, that seldom happens. Happy April Fool's Day to you and yours!

    Mimi, that's great with your daughter! Bet she loves to help you with cooking!

    Sue, this is a great way to use the eggs. Love your blog!!! Happy Easter!

    Maria, it is! Thanks for stopping by and have a Happy Easter!

    Twyla and Lindsey, you are so welcome and I really enjoy reading your blog with the both of you! Have a wonderful Easter!

    Joanna, I'm so happy to see you here! I hope you try this! Happy Easter!

  20. I'd hate to count how many times I've tried to convince Jim that yes indeed, dear..."real men, DO eat quiche!" I love it. My daughter makes lots of it, and I have too in past. I use eggbeaters, lowfat cheeses, and veggies. Sometimes I sprinkly bread crumbs in a pie pan, sprayed w/Pam (ahem, not you dear) to cut down on calories. Love it. This recipe would give anyone "religion!" A perfect thing for Easter!

  21. Thanks for the informative post about I can try many types of toppings....LOL!

  22. Gosh I haven't had quiche for the longest time! The last time that I enjoyed eating this fine french dish was in Las Vegas over brunch. I'd try my hands on this recipe and see how it'd turn out.

  23. Mon mari loves it, too, as do 'real women' LOL

  24. Velva, don't know how I missed you and the Ungourmet. It is delicious and there are so many ways to prepare it. Thanks for stopping by!

    UnGourment, now you have my attention and I am wondering what a cowboy quiche has in it??? I'm sure it's tasty like your other dishes! Thanks!

  25. corgidogmama, you have your work cut out for you convincing Jim! Tell him real men eat "whatever" they want!

    I like your way of doing it to save calories and I will have to try it your way. Amen, for it giving religion to all! Here's wishing you and yours a wonderful Easter!

    Pete, you're welcome! It's fun experimenting and coming up with new ways in the preparation of it. Thanks!

    katieiz, glad your hubby is a real man and loves it also, just like women do! Happy Easter!

  26. My goodness, this sounds simply wonderful! Have to make one tomorrrow. Thanks for sharing, Pam! Have a wnderful day.

  27. My Little Space, it is very easy to make and is great for any meal. You have a good day, Kristy and thanks for stopping by!


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