Basic Quiche

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Time to prepare:
10 min
Time to cook:
35 min
  • Ingredients Nutrition Facts

  • 1 prebaked 9-inch (23 cm) deep-dish pie shell
  • Filling ingredients (see Variations)
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups (375 mL)evaporated milk or light cream (5%) or half-and-half (10%)



  • Angie J 4 months ago

    If using a frozen pie shell, do you have to cook it first?


    Yes, pre-baking the crusts for quiches is recommended because it helps keep them from getting soggy from the filling.

  • Get C 3 years ago

    Hi Anne,

    Here are 2 options: 1) You can line with aluminium foil and not cover the edges with foil. You have to keep checking to make sure edges do not brown too quickly before crust is done baking. If the edges are browning too quickly, then covering with aluminium foil will stop the browning. 2) You can cover the edges with aluminium, and will need to keep checking under the foil.

    Hoping this helps!

  • Peter W 10 months ago

    If you are using an aluminum 'dish' (they tend to accumulate), just press down another on top of the pie shell. For weight, I use an up-turned ceramic (cereal) bowl. Now bake as above: 450^F for 9 mins or so. I use a counter top convection (Brevis) oven so the time might need adjusting. I always did think the bag of beans and aluminum foil method was a bit finicky, so never got around to using it. And beans are getting expensive now!

  • Anne 3 years ago

    I am unclear re: the pie shell baking. I'm supposed to line it with aluminum foil, and cover the edges with foil, and then bake until lightly browned at the edges. But I can't see the edges because of the foil! Do I have to remove the foil and keep checking for browning?

  • Liz N 4 years ago

    My recipe is close to yours for the basics, but I add one more egg and cut the creme in half as it is rich enough without it. In the ham/cheese variety I add fresh minced garlic 1/2 tsp. and a sprinkle of oregano. In the broccoli I add fresh minced garlic and thyme (fresh if you can get it). The cheese I use for both is a mix of motza and cheddar. Enjoy!

  • Lora 4 years ago

    I made mine with cubed avocado, topped with salsa afterwards. Delicious! :D New favourite dish to make!!