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Mary Berry's Quiche Lorraine

Mary Berry's Quiche Lorraine, the classic French recipe made easily with a few simple ingredients. The pastry is made from scratch with just butter and flour, and the filling is rich and hearty. The perfect brunch or starter for every occasion, this quiche is absolutely delicious.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time45 minutes
Chilling Time30 minutes
Total Time1 hour 30 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Brunch
Cuisine: French
Servings: 1 quiche
Calories: 3517kcal


For the pastry

  • 175 g plain flour
  • 85 g butter
  • 2 tablespoon cold water

For the filling

  • 1 onion
  • 6 rashes of bacon
  • 125 g grated gruyere cheese (or any other hard cheese you have)
  • 2 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 250 ml single cream
  • a pinch of salt
  • a pinch of ground black pepper


  • To make the pastry, cut the butter into cubes, sift the flour into a large bowl, and use your fingertips to rub the flour and butter together until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
  • Add the water and knead gently into a dough.
  • Cover the dough with clingfilm, and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  • When the pastry is chilled, use a rolling pin to roll it, arrange it over a quiche/flan tin, and use a fork to prick it in a few places.
  • Cover the tin with non-stick paper, and fill it with dry pulses or baking beans.
  • Bake in the preheated oven at 220 degrees Celsius (430 Fahrenheit) for 10 minutes, then remove the paper and dry pulses, and bake again for a further 10 minutes until golden.
  • To make the filling, peel and chop the onion.
  • Heat up the oil on a low heat, add the onion with a pinch of salt, and fry until golden.
  • Add the onion to the pastry, scattering it well over the bottom of the pasty.
  • Add the cooked bacon chopped into pieces and the grated cheese.
  • In a jug, beat the eggs, add the cream, and mix well.
  • Pour the mixture over the pastry.
  • Decrease the oven temperature to 180 degrees Celsius (350 Fahrenheit).
  • Bake for 25 minutes until the quiche is golden and set.


  • Click on the US Customary link (underneath the ingredient list) to see the measurements displayed in cups and ounces.
  • The servings can be adjusted by clicking the number next to Servings.


Calories: 3517kcal | Carbohydrates: 154g | Protein: 96g | Fat: 281g | Saturated Fat: 160g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 19g | Monounsaturated Fat: 84g | Trans Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 1176mg | Sodium: 2183mg | Potassium: 1156mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 6605IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 1590mg | Iron: 12mg