La Madeleine Quiche Lorraine

La Madeleine Quiche Lorraine makes for a delicious lunch or even a hearty breakfast. If you aren’t lucky enough to live near one of these fine restaurants, you can make a quiche just like the restaurant.

two quiche lorraines

What is Quiche Lorraine

If you have never had this egg delight before, it is a style of quiche that gets its name from the bacon and Swiss cheese in it. We now believe that quiche came from France. But before the French put their own stamp on this recipe, they added cheese.

The Germans originally created an unsweetened custard pie with smokey bacon. Thanks to both of these nations we have one of the best ways to prepare eggs imaginable.

You can make a flavorful quiche at home because quiche is easy to make.

Quiche Lorraine Ingredients

This recipe is made with simple wholesome ingredients. Who doesn’t love a recipe when the ingredients are easy to find?

Here’s a list of what you need:

  • All-purpose flour
  • Salt
  • Butter
  • Water
  • Eggs
  • Milk
  • Heavy cream
  • Swiss cheese
  • Ham
  • Bacon

How to Make Quiche Lorraine

Here are the basic recipe steps:

  1. Make the crust and blind bake it.
  2. Place cheese, ham, and bacon in the crust.
  3. Mix the custard filling and pour it into the crust.
  4. Bake the quiche at 350 degrees for 50 minutes.

Best Quiche Pan

La Madeline’s quiche is served in individual pans. If you don’t want to make mini individual quiches, I recommend using a 10-inch bakery ring to make your quiche.

Using a pie pan for quiche often means that that you sacrifice the height of a quiche. A nice tall quiche means that you can enjoy the delicious tender egg custard in all of its glory.

Pastry Crust Tips

The directions for the crust are in grams. When I went to culinary school I finally learned how to make a suitable pie crust.

For best results, it is important to weigh pastry crust ingredients. By weighing your ingredients you will have the perfect crust every single time.

To be honest, before I began to use a scale to make a pie crust, mine always turned out dreadfully. Kitchen scales are inexpensive, and the results will amaze you!

When you make the quiches you can place them into either the individual pans or the larger ring. The ring does not have a bottom. You will blind bake the crust. This means you will partially cook it before filling it with custard.

This will give you a fully cooked crust that will be flaky. You can use either pie weights, or you may want to simply prick the crust a bit before baking so it doesn’t rise up. If you don’t perform the blind bake the pie crust may not cook thoroughly.

It may seem this may be a lot of work, but I promise you are going to love the results. I often make a quiche on the weekend and enjoy quiche every day for breakfast.

Two quiche lorraines on a bread board

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Large and Mini Quiche Lorraine

For this La Madeleine Quiche Lorraine recipe, I am providing instructions on how to bake the quiche in two different ways. See the recipe card below for detailed directions on making large and individual quiches.

I learned how to bake a quiche using a ring. This keeps the quiche tall, so you can fill it with lots of ingredients. I feel baking the quiche in a ring adds a great deal to the quiche.

Pie dishes are thinner, and you don’t get the opportunity to fill the egg custard full of cheese and more. I also feel that when you cook using the stainless steel mold the results are ideal. I think that the egg custard bakes better in the ring, your results will be an egg custard that is rich and creamy with a delicate texture.

I personally think this is more realistic for a family or the home cook. I will also include directions for how to do this in small tarts like the quiches that are sold in the restaurant.

To make the small-sized quiches I would recommend some small tart pans where the bottom portion of the pan can be pushed through the top. This solves the problem of how to get the quiche out of the pan. Note, the cooking times will be less for smaller portions.

Enjoy a great easy-to-make homemade quiche when you make one at home. You can substitute the ham with bacon or vegetables.

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La Madeleine Quiche Lorraine

You can make the La Madeleine Quiche Lorraine at home. 
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: French
Keyword: La Madeleine Quiche Lorraine, La Madeleine Recipes, Quiche
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 454kcal


Pastry Ingredients

  • 250 grams flour
  • 5 grams salt
  • 125 grams butter
  • 50 millimeter water
  • 1 egg yolk for crust

Quiche Filling

  • 2 whole eggs for quiche
  • 2 egg yolks for quiche
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 4 ounces Swiss cheese shredded
  • 2 ounces ham slices
  • 3 slices bacon cooked crisp


Large Pan Instructions

    Crust Instructions – Large Pan Instructions

    • Prepare crust in the food processor. Add ingredients in this order: flour, salt, and butter. Pulse a few times. Add water and egg yolk, and blend until the flour forms a soft ball of dough.
    •  Ideally, refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before rolling out. 
    • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. 

    Blind Bake the Crust – Large Pan Instructions

    • Place a piece of parchment paper on a baking sheet. Roll out the dough in a large circular round. Loosely roll the dough around the rolling pin to help aid you in molding the dough into the ring. Take care not to leave any cracks. 
    • Blind bake this crust. Lay a sheet of parchment paper over the dough, and then fill the shell with dry beans or rice. You can purchase fancy pie baking weights, but they aren’t necessary. Bake this crust for about 15 to 20 minutes. 
    • Do not let the crust get too brown. Remove from oven, and let cool slightly before adding the cheese, ham slices, and bacon. 

    Quiche Filling – Large Pan Instructions

    • Prepare the filling by placing 2 whole eggs and 2 egg yolks into a bowl. Add heavy cream and milk. Stir until well blended. Directions will be for how to make a 1 large quiche, then how to make them into small tarts like La Madeline serves. Large pan recipe. 
    • When the crust has cooled slightly add in the shredded cheese, ham slices, and bacon. Mix up the custard mixture to make sure it well blended and then pour into the shell. Reduce the oven temperature to 350 degrees and cook for about 50 minutes. The quiche should still wiggle slightly when you remove it from the oven. It will set as it cools. 

    Crust – Small Pan Instructions

    • Prepare crust in the food processor. Add ingredients in this order: flour, salt, and butter. Pulse a few times. Add water and egg yolk, and blend until the flour forms a soft ball of dough.
    •  Preheat the oven to 375. To make the smaller versions, roll out 4 or 5 rounds and place carefully into the tart shells. Poke the dough four or fives times with a fork to keep the crust from misshaping while baking.
    •  Bake for about 10 minutes. Do not allow the crust to brown. Reduce the oven temperature to 350. When the shells have cooled slightly fill with equal amounts of cheese, ham, and bacon. 

    Quiche Filling – Small Pan Instructions

    • Prepare the filling by placing 2 whole eggs and 2 egg yolks into a bowl. Add heavy cream and milk. Stir until well blended.
    • Fill with egg custard. Bake for 35 minutes. The quiche should still wiggle slightly when you remove it from the oven. It will set as it cools.


    • This recipe is designed for a 10-inch baking ring, but you can use 6 individual pie tins, or this will make 2 shallow 9-inch quiches.
    • You could swap the bacon and swiss cheese for broccoli and Cheddar cheese if you desire.


      Calories: 454kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 105mg | Sodium: 545mg | Potassium: 143mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 995IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 174mg | Iron: 1.6mg

      About Stephanie Manley

      I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

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      Reader Interactions


      1. Lee

        Would like to make this could you kindly convert the grams & millimeters into cups and ounces it would be greatly appreciated.

      2. Janet Carriveau

        Why are there grams, millimeters along with cups, ounces? use one form or the other.It makes it annoying to use both.

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