Classic Quiche Lorraine

1 9-inch pie crust, uncooked

8 slices bacon, crisply cooked and crumbled

1 cup shredded Swiss cheese

1/3 cup finely chopped onion (optional)

4 large eggs

2 cups half-and-half

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)


Heat oven to 425F.  Make pie crust, if not already made, and place in a deep dish 9-inch pie plate (or a quiche dish if you happen to have one).  Sprinkle bacon, cheese and onion into pie crust.  Beat eggs slightly in large bowl with whisk.  Beat in remaining ingredients. Pour into quiche dish.  Bake 15 minutes.  Reduce oven temperature to 300F.  Bake about 30 minutes longer or until knife inserted in center comes out clean.  Let stand 10 minutes before cutting. 

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