This easy quiche Lorraine recipe uses simple basic ingredients and also gives you the recipe for one 9 inch pie crust from scratch.
Preheat oven to 375°F.
Measure the flour into a mixing bowl and mix in the salt, add the shortening. Using a pastry cutter or two butter knives, cut in until you have it the consistency of coarse meal.
Sprinkle with the cold water one tablespoon at a time and mix lightly with a fork until the dough clings together and cleans easily from the bowl.
Form a flattened ball with the pastry.
Use a lightly floured surface and rolling pin to roll the flattened ball into a flat disk about
1 inch larger than the pie plate you are putting it in. Roll the pastry over your rolling pin and transfer it to the pie plate.
Unroll it and ease into place, being careful not to stretch the pastry.
Fold the edges down and pinch flute an edge around the crust.
In a bowl, mix together eggs, cream, onion, ham and cheese.
Pour the filling into the pie shell.
Place the quiche into the preheated oven and bake for 35-40 minutes, or until a knife inserted into the middle of the quiche comes out clean.