Corn quiche Lorraine: Retro recipe for quiche with bacon, cheese & corn

Corn Lorraine quiche recipe from 1965

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Corn quiche Lorraine: Guestworthy for lunch or supper!

Quiche is a baked custard pie or tart said to have originated in Lorraine, a province of eastern France. Lorraine borders on Germany, and the word quiche is derived from the French-German dialect spoken in these regions. It can be traced back to the German word for cake, “kuchen.”

Quiche Lorraine is one made with eggs, bacon, cheese and cream, baked in a pastry shell. It is always eaten as hot as possible.

Any variety of quiche makes an excellent luncheon or supper dish, or cut into thinner wedges or make quiche miniatures and serve hot as hors d’oeuvres.

Corn Lorraine quiche recipe from 1965

Corn quiche Lorraine

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes


  • 1 unbaked pie shell
  • 1 lb sliced bacon, fried crisp and thoroughly drained
  • 1 tablespoon bacon drippings
  • 1 cup chopped onions
  • 1 cup finely shredded Swiss cheese
  • 2 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1 can (17 oz size) Del Monte Cream Style Corn
  • Fresh ground pepper
  • Pinch cayenne pepper
  • 2/3 cup (6 oz) evaporated milk


  1. Make one 9-in unbaked pie shell with high fluted edge. Rub the inside with 1 teaspoon soft butter. Chill 1 hour.
  2. In 1 tablespoon bacon drippings, gently fry onions till tender.
  3. Reserve 6 slices bacon for garnish; crumble rest and mix with onions.
  4. Spread in chilled crust. Top with 1/2 cup cheese.
  5. Blend beaten eggs with Del Monte Brand Cream Style Corn, pepper to taste, pinch cayenne.
  6. Scald milk. Blend remaining 1/2 cup cheese into corn mixture; stir in scalded milk.
  7. Pour into shell.
  8. Bake 10 min at 450 F. Reduce heat quickly to 325 F; bake 25 min more.
  9. Arrange reserved bacon on top during last 5 minutes of baking. Cool slightly; cut.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 621Total Fat: 39gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 22gCholesterol: 158mgSodium: 1543mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 2gSugar: 7gProtein: 37g

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Corn pie with ground beef crust: A good old-fashioned dinner recipe from the '40s

Del Monte Cream Style Corn extends a hearty welcome. Smooth, rich corn cream. Lots of tender golden kernels. A satisfying value always.

Vintage recipe for Corn Lorraine quiche

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