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Classic Farmhouse Quiche

June 27, 20242 min read

Classic Farmhouse Quiche Recipe

There's something inherently comforting about a classic farmhouse quiche. This versatile dish is a perfect way to showcase the fresh eggs from your homestead. Combining a rich, creamy filling with your favorite cheeses, meats, and vegetables, quiche is ideal for any meal of the day. Whether you're serving it for a hearty breakfast, a light lunch, or a satisfying dinner, this recipe is a great way to use up your extra eggs and create a dish that everyone will love. Simple to make and packed with flavor, this classic farmhouse quiche brings the taste of the farm right to your table.

A Brief History of Quiche

Quiche, a savory custard pie, traces its origins back to the medieval German kingdom of Lothringen, which the French later renamed Lorraine. The term "quiche" is derived from the German word "kuchen," meaning cake. Initially, quiche Lorraine was made with a simple mixture of eggs, cream, and bacon. Over time, this dish evolved, and the French culinary tradition incorporated cheese, transforming it into the rich, flavorful quiche we know today. While it began as a humble, rustic dish, quiche has become a staple in both casual and fine dining, beloved for its versatility and comforting taste.

Using Extra Eggs on the Homestead and Eating What You Grow

One of the joys of homesteading is the ability to produce and consume your own food. When your hens are laying abundantly, you might find yourself with a surplus of eggs. This is where creative, delicious recipes like quiche come in handy, allowing you to make the most of your bounty. Utilizing extra eggs not only reduces waste but also ensures you're eating fresh, wholesome food. Embracing the "eat what you grow" philosophy fosters a deeper connection to your food, enhances self-sufficiency, and promotes sustainability. By incorporating your homegrown produce into your meals, you enjoy the full flavors and nutritional benefits of fresh, locally sourced ingredients.

Quiche - Eat what you grow

Classic Farmhouse Quiche


  • 1 prepared pie crust

  • 6 large eggs

  • 1 cup heavy cream

  • 1 cup shredded cheese (cheddar, Swiss, or your favorite)

  • 1 cup cooked ham or bacon, chopped

  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh spinach or other greens

  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).

  2. Place the pie crust in a pie dish and crimp the edges.

  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs and heavy cream.

  4. Stir in the cheese, meat, spinach, salt, and pepper.

  5. Pour the egg mixture into the pie crust.

  6. Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until the quiche is set and the top is golden brown.

  7. Let cool slightly before slicing. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Making Quiche at home

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