Keto French quiche

Keto French quiche

The most classic of all savory pies! An authentic quiche is of French descent with a few, well-chosen ingredients making up the filling – cheese, eggs – and of course, bacon!

Keto French quiche

The most classic of all savory pies! An authentic quiche is of French descent with a few, well-chosen ingredients making up the filling – cheese, eggs – and of course, bacon!
USMetric
6 servingservings

Ingredients

Pie crust
  • 1¼ cups (5 oz.) 300 ml (140 g) almond flour
  • 4 tbsp 4 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp ground psyllium husk powder
  • ½ tsp ½ tsp salt
  • 1 1 eggeggs
  • 2 oz. 55 g butter, at room temperature
Filling
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp butter
  • 23 lb 300 g smoked pork belly or bacon or pancetta
  • 1 (4 oz.) 1 (110 g) yellow onionyellow onions
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp dried thyme
  • ½ tsp ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 cup 240 ml heavy whipping cream
  • 2 cups (8 oz.) 475 ml (230 g) cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 5 5 eggeggs

Instructions

Instructions are for 6 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Line an 8” (20 cm) springform pan with parchment paper.
  2. Using a food processor, mix the crust ingredients together, forming a firm dough. Press the dough into the pan with your hands or spatula, covering the pan bottom and half-way up the sides of the pan.
  3. Refrigerate the crust while preparing the filling.
  4. Melt the butter in a frying pan over medium heat. Add the diced bacon, stirring occasionally for about 10 minutes, and then mix in the onion, thyme, salt, and pepper. Saute until the bacon is lightly browned and the onion is tender. Using a slotted spoon, evenly spread the bacon mixture onto the crust.
  5. Add the heavy whipping cream, cheese, and eggs to a medium-sized bowl, and whisk together until combined.
  6. Pour the egg mixture into the crust, and loosely cover with tin foil. Bake on the middle rack for about 45 minutes, or until lightly browned. Before removing from the oven, insert a knife into the center of the filling to ensure that it is firm, and cooked through.
  7. Set aside to cool for 5 minutes, and then slice, serve, and enjoy!

Tip!

This pie is a perfect bring-to-work lunch, perhaps with a delicious green salad. It works both reheated or can be eaten cold.

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42 comments

  1. 3 comments removed
  2. Claudia
    Delicious! I am a Quiche lover and this one tastes great! I added 1/4 tsp nutmeg as in my old recipe and I loved it!
    I can't believe is Keto
  3. 1 comment removed
  4. Alana
    One of my all-time favourite recipes, I am obsessed!
  5. Janet H
    Loved it, first time I have ever made quiche. Only 35g almond flour in the cupboard so I balanced with 40g coconut flour and 2 tsp heavy cream to other ingredients for the crust and patted it into springform pan, papered and sprayed with olive oil. I can't eat onions (IBS) so I diced bacon and spring onion tops together without cooking. I have a slow gas oven in the motorhome so I cooked the quiche for an hour. Definitely keeping this one; it was just as good for breakfast. A half-serve is enough for me. Thank you Diet Doctor and friends!
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  7. Kirsten
    Could you freeze this at any point? Ideally I'd like to have frozen cases ready to take out the freezer, fill and bake but am unsure if the dough would withstand being frozen, and if I should blind bake and then freeze, or just freeze if I'm going to try it.
    Reply: #62
  8. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Could you freeze this at any point? Ideally I'd like to have frozen cases ready to take out the freezer, fill and bake but am unsure if the dough would withstand being frozen, and if I should blind bake and then freeze, or just freeze if I'm going to try it.

    You could freeze this after baking.

  9. poubelle152000
    This is so delicious. Better than the real thing!
  10. Samanths
    Add 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, oh my goodness, takes it to the next level.
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  12. Bridget
    Is this really 889cal per serve?
    Reply: #70
  13. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Is this really 889cal per serve?

    Yes, our nutrition information is listed per serving. 886 calories per serving. Here's why we don't recommend counting calories.
    https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb/calories

  14. trudy
    Usually the crust is baked ahead and then filled. Am I correct that this crust is NOT pre-baked?
    Reply: #72
  15. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    Usually the crust is baked ahead and then filled. Am I correct that this crust is NOT pre-baked?

    You are correct. The crust hangs out in the fridge while you prepare the filling.

  16. Hanneke
    As a fulltime working single mom, I do LOVE this recipe. First, one can easily cut the quiche, and keep the portions in the freezer until needed (a great lunchprep, indeed!), secondly it tastes GREAT, and last but not least: one can easily vary using different kinds of vegetables and cheeses, adding herbs, nuts, or different kind of meats. I for example love the combo of pumpkin, dried tomato, goat cheese, wallnuts and thyme, just have to keep in mind this renders a slightly higher carbcount. In the current season (rain pouring down at lower Rhine in Germany) and a pandemic going on - what is better than a warm house with the delightfull smell of freshly baked tarte?? 'Backen macht Freude!'
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  18. Kate Nordin
    Hello there!
    Thanks so much for your feedback. We've listened, re-tested this recipe, and improved it. We hope once you try it again yourself, you'll notice the difference — and love it as much as we do.
    Happy cooking!

    /The recipe team

    P.S. To keep the comments section up-to-date, we've gone ahead and removed any comments regarding the now-resolved issues. Thanks!

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