Friday, July 13, 2012

Recipe for Quick Quiche Lorraine without Cream

When I googled Recipe for quick Quiche Lorraine without cream, a few recipes came up claiming to be just that, but surprisingly, when I clicked in they all had cream.  Well I haven't lost this weight to put it all back on again, so the only solution was to make a one up.  Now this classic French recipe has many variations, but the original consists of only 4 ingredients, pastry, cream, eggs and bacon so it's very quick and easy.  The non traditional amongst us may put in cheese and onions.  Mais non sacre bleu!!!!! My extensive research suggests that would not be a true indication of one of the most famous regional French dishes.

So cream if you want to eat this kind of food and feel good about it. Instead I used low fat creme cheese, which worked a treat.  Actually it was called 'light' cream cheese.  So still a bit more fat than I would like, but better than the alternative.

Quiche Lorraine

200g/7oz cooked bacon diced
250g/9oz block of light cream cheese 
4 eggs plus 2 yolks reserving the 2 egg whites for brushing the pastry
1 sheet of puff pastry thawed
salt and pepper to taste
oil for spaying

Preheat the oven to 180C/350F
Spray a 23cm / 9 inch pie dish with cooking oil. 
 Line it with thawed pastry and trim.
Spike the pastry all over with a knife.  
Brush pastry all over with egg whites.

Scatter cooked bacon evenly over the pastry

Meanwhile whisk eggs in a bowl until light and fluffy.  Beat in cream cheese.
Add salt and pepper to taste.
Pour egg mixture over the bacon.

Bake in the oven for 40 minutes until golden brown.  Can be served hot or cold with a green salad.
Serves 3-4 for a light meal.

Then dig in!!!!!  I have made the quiche twice this week.  Once for an easy Sunday night dinner and today for a girls lunch.  And yes, I am crazy doing a ladies lunch in the school holidays.....I know that now!!!!
No not really, in fact I'm doing it all again tomorrow for another girlfriend and her boys.

Both the pie dish and the enamel jug are brought to you via the Scouts' garage sale.....a post in itself, if I can get it together for next week.  Lets just say I do believe dealers should be banned form those types of events.  Sometimes they can be very nasty people.  Think walking over the top of kids and making them cry and throwing pieces around and breaking them, because apparently if they don't want to buy them to re sell then, why would anyone else want them either.  Human nature never ceases to disappoint at times!!!!!

But we have our happy faces on again.  Have a great weekend sweet people and happy cooking.
Oh and if you decided to go French for Bastille Day this weekend, or perhaps in honour of the Tour de France. Go Cadel....... Have a go at these easy French crepes here.  as well.  I've had fantastic feed back on them.

For my other dinner weeknight wonders go here.

Today I am partying here


  1. It seems like forever since Ive thrown a quiche in the oven, you post has inspired me, Ill keep it in mind for the shack. X roberta

  2. Vive le France! I haven't made a traditional Quiche Lorraine since I don't know when. I use the good old fashioned Tupperware shake'n'bake. I'd probably only use 2-3 eggs to make it more low in calories and I'm not that big on eggs. It's really bulked up with lots of vegies or whatever flavour I'm baking. Love that jug! (People are the worst!)

    Anne xx

  3. You make things look so easy and delicious.

  4. Oh, my! You're seriously making my mouth water! Love the enamel jug! Gorgeous :)

  5. This happens to me. I google 'dairy-free' recipes only to find that the recipe has milk or cream in it!!!

  6. Couldn't go past this post without stopping to say how beautiful the first photo is... it's a seriously top notch food shot! Love the quiche recipe... suspect I would love the crepes even more!

    It's a pleasure to return to your blog!

    Catherine @ The Spring (in Syndey)

  7. I hadn't thought to make a quiche in a regular pie dish - I was looking for a quiche dish with the removable bottom with no success, so I gave up on the idea of making a quiche. I guess I will have to re-think it, and try your recipe!

    I love crepes!!!

  8. Quiche & Crepes, two of my faves!

  9. Your quiche looks just great.

    I found you via the Tuesday Talent Show from Chef in Training
    I have linked up another attempt at meatballs. Have a good week.

  10. My comment said error. So try again. Love the quiche and the crepes, two of my favorites and I totally adore the pitcher. Thanks tons for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  11. Hi! I'm visiting from the "Thursdays are your day" @ 52 Mantels. I love quiche & this looks great! I always use a little can of evaporated milk instead of cream in mine because I got my recipe from a girlfriend at work & that's how she did it. If you get a chance please check out my Sunflower Wreath @

  12. YUM! I have puff pastry in the freezer but no bacon. Will add it to the list and make this one during the week. V.

  13. Great. Let me know how it goes.

  14. This looks yum! Did your children enjoy too?? Mine are such fussy lil people. I might just have to give it a go anyways, easy, healthy meals are the best! So beautifully presented Carolyn. Rach xx

  15. Quark works well too, I tend to add a bit less than i would cream or cream cheese and add a little extra milk


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