Bacon & Onion Quiche

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Makes: 8

Ingredients

  1. 4 strips bacon, finely diced
  2. 3 medium shallots, halved and thinly sliced
  3. 1 medium leek (white and pale green parts only), halved lengthwise, thinly sliced
  4. 4 eggs
  5. 3/4 cup (175 mL) milk
  6. 1/2 cup (125 mL) 5% light cream
  7. salt and white pepper to taste
  8. 1 deep dish pie crust (9-in./23-cm)
  9. 1 cup (250 mL) grated Cheddar cheese

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F (180°C). Place bacon in large non-stick skillet set over medium heat. Cook until bacon is crisp. Drain away all but 1 tbsp (15 mL) fat. Add shallots and leek to skillet and cook until tender, about 5 min. Cool mixture to room temperature.
  2. Meanwhile, in bowl,  whisk together eggs, milk, cream, salt and pepper. Spread half the bacon mixture in bottom of pie shell; sprinkle with half the cheese. Pour in egg mixture. Spread remaining bacon mixture on top; sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  3. Bake 40 to 45 min., or until egg is set. Let quiche stand 5 min. before slicing and serving.