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Quiche Lorraine for a Virtual Baby Shower!

Breakfast and Brunch, Eggs | 11 comments

Quiche Lorraine is perfect for Easter, Mother’s Day, and…BABY SHOWERS! Today we’re celebrating our friend Aimee from Simple Bites. For months Aimee has been waiting for her sweet baby girl to arrive.

What do you get when you have a group of food bloggers plan a baby shower? A show-stopping menu of course! 

Oh how I would have loved to spend the afternoon with these talented ladies noshing on delicious bites as we celebrated Aimee’s sweet arrival. It’s times like this that I’m sad my friends are spread out all over the world.

Congratulations, Aimee, on the sweet little girl that you’re family will soon get to enjoy! Little girls are so much fun.

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The Savories:

The Sweets:

Happy Baby Shower, Aimee!

If you don’t know Aimee or her blog Simple Bites yet, you need to head over there! Aimee is incredibly talented in the kitchen and offers a wealth of information with each post. She’s also got a slew of talented contributors (ahem…such as yours truly) that make Simple Bites a great place to hang out.

What are your favorite baby shower eats?

Quiche Lorraine

Yield: 1 quiche, serves 6

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Ingredients:

1 unbaked pie crust (recipe)
2 medium leeks, white and light green only
10 slices center-cut bacon
1 1/2 cups Gruyere cheese (6 oz)
6 eggs
1 cup half and half
1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
2 dashes nutmeg
1 dash cayenne

Directions:

Prepare pie crust dough according to recipe instructions, leaving out the sugar since this is a savory recipe.

Press it into a 8-9 inch pie plate, shaping the edges according to your desire.

Bake the crust 5 minutes at 375˚ F. Remove the crust from the oven and prick the bottom and sides with the tips of a fork. Return to the oven and bake 5 more minutes. Remove and set aside.

Cut the dark green portion and roots off the leeks and discard. Cut the remaining portion in half lengthwise, then each portion in half again lengthwise. Chop and wash the leek. (See: How to wash leeks.) Set aside.

Dice the uncooked bacon into small, bite-sized pieces. In a medium-sized cast iron skillet, add the bacon and cook over medium heat until crispy. Add the chopped leeks and cook for 3 minutes, until tender.

Grate 6 ounces of Gruyere cheese. Set aside.Add the eggs, half and half, salt, pepper, nutmeg, and cayenne to a bowl. Lightly beat until combined. Add the leek and bacon mixture to the pie plate. Top with half of the cheese. Pour the egg mixture on top.

Top the egg mixture with the remaining grated Gruyere. Bake at 350˚ for 35-50 minutes, or until the center is set and the top is golden brown.

Allow to rest for 10 minutes before serving.

Katie Goodman

About the Author:

Katie’s lifelong interest in cooking good food has shown her that part of the goodness in life is enjoying delicious food with friends and family. She is: Mom. Writer. Photographer. Recipe Developer. Website Founder. Lover of all things good in life. A mix of great recipes, family memories, and yummy photography is what Katie serves up each week at GoodLife Eats™. Katie and her family reside in Colorado.

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  • 1
    Aimee @ Simple Bites - March 06, 2012 @ 8:29 am

    Katie! You are too sweet. Thanks for coming to my virtual baby shower! So far the food is fabulous. ;)

    I’m a huge quiche fan, always have been, and I love your addition of leeks to a classic Lorraine. I hope you don’t mind if I help myself…

    I feel so blessed to have you as a friend in my life. Thanks for being a part of my shower and for your thoughtful post.
    XOX
    ~ Aimee

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    TidyMom - March 06, 2012 @ 8:40 am

    wouldn’t that be wonderful if we all really could get together! This look perfect for a shower or brunch Katie!

    Quick easy delivery prayers coming your way Aimee!!

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    Amber | Bluebonnets & Brownies - March 06, 2012 @ 10:10 am

    Katie, this is so beautiful. While I’ve never much been a quiche fan, your photos make me yearn to be one. Thank you for being part of the shower and help make it a rip-roaring success.

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    Living The Sweet Life - March 06, 2012 @ 1:47 pm

    Yumm Quiche is always a great idea, how wonderful is it that you all came together to celebrate Aimee’s little bundle of joy :)

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    Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen - March 06, 2012 @ 6:24 pm

    Quiche is such a classic and one of my favorites!

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    Marsha @ The Harried Cook - March 08, 2012 @ 6:43 pm

    Love quiche and quiche Lorraine is such a gorgeous classic… beautiful pictures! :) My little girl’s name is Aimee and so I have no choice but to go visit Aimee @ Simple Bites :) Thanks for sharing this!

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    Shaina - March 11, 2012 @ 7:46 pm

    I love quiche. Adore quiche. This looks so fluffy and perfect. I’m so happy for Aimee and the entire Bourque family. I only wish we could have really been together for a shower (and not just because you were bringing quiche). ;)

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    Tickled Red - March 12, 2012 @ 10:12 am

    That looks delicious! I will be making this for Easter brunch.

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    Jamie | My Baking Addiction - March 12, 2012 @ 4:16 pm

    I always forget about quiche – this looks like it would be absolutely perfect for a Sunday brunch. Beautiful, Katie!

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    Frances - April 03, 2012 @ 9:48 am

    Quiche is perfect for any gathering of women. Whether it is a baby shower, bridal shower or just an afternoon get together. They are simple to make with lots of flavor. Best of all they can be made a head of time and reheated which gives plenty of time for socializing!

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    Julia - April 24, 2012 @ 9:42 am

    I love a hearty comforting quiche! This one looks outstanding, Katie!

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