On Line Cookbook

Simply Elegant Quiche

Recipe Information
This is an adaptation of a recipe from the White House during the Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon administrations. Favorite of Jackie Onassis.

Serves/Makes:6 or more

  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) finely minced shallots
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) dry white wine
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 cups (475 ml) heavy cream
  • 1 tsp (5 ml). salt
  • 1/4 tsp (1 ml). white pepper
  • 1/4 tsp (1 ml). freshly grated nutmeg
  • 6 oz (168 grm). shredded imported gruyere cheese
  • 1 pre-baked 10-inch pastry shell with a high rim (preferrably in a quiche dish)
  • Place shallots and white wine in a small saucepan.
  • Bring to a boil over low heat and simmer for 2 minutes.
  • Remove and set aside to cool.
  • Beat eggs and cream together very gently.
  • Fold in shallot mixture and spices.
  • Sprinkle cheese over bottom of pre-baked crust.
  • Pour in custard mixture.
  • Bake at 350 degrees (175 C.) for 35 to 45 minutes, or until custard is set.
  • Cover edges of pie crust with foil if crust gets too dark.
  • Let quiche set for 10 minutes prior to serving.