June 29, 2015
This classic French favorite is rich, creamy, and easy for entertaining with pre-made crust, fully-cooked bacon and pre-shredded cheese.
- Prep: 20 mins
- Cook: 40 mins
- Yields: 6 servings
Bake in center of 375°F oven until center is almost set but jiggles slightly when dish is gently shaken and knife inserted near center comes out clean, 35 to 40 minutes.
Let stand 5 minutes. Cut into wedges.
How to tell if it's done. Baked custards should be removed from the oven before the center is completely set. The center will jiggle slightly when dish is gently shaken. Custard will continue to "cook" after it's removed and center will firm up quickly. Overbaked custard may curdle.
The Knife Test Test for doneness with a thin-bladed knife. Insert knife about 1 inch from the center of a one-dish custard; midway between center and edge. If knife is clean when pulled out, the custard is done. If any custard clings to the blade, bake a few minutes longer and test again.
Cheese Fillings Quiche fillings containing cheese may continue to test "wet" even after they are done. Tap or gently shake the dish; remove quiche from oven when the center is almost set but still jiggles a bit.
This recipe is an excellent source of protein, folate, choline, calcium, and a good source Vitamin A, Vitamin D, and iron.