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Mushroom Quiche

July 17. 2020 | Updated April 18, 2022 | Laura

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Julia Child's Mushroom Quiche

✽ Recipe from Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Vol. I | Julia Child ✽

Julia Child Recipe 127 | 401 recipes to go!

✽ Mushroom Quiche [Quiche aux Champignons], p. 152


✽ Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Vol. I was written by Julia Child who co-authored with Simone Beck & Louisette Bertholle and was published by Alfred A. Knopf in 1961.

✽ You can buy Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume I which contains these recipes here. (affiliate link)

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Since I didn't create these recipes (if only!), I do not post exact amounts of ingredients or word-for-word instructions. If any of these recipes spark your interest, I highly recommend you buy Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking (affiliate link). It's a great investment and learning tool and contains hundreds of classic recipes.

I hope that you enjoy reading my thoughts, learn something new, and leave inspired to try a new recipe. Bon appétit!


Butter Count & Cost: Mushroom Quiche

✽ Butter Count: +16 TB

✽ Cost: $9.78 [~$1.96 per serving]

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I have one more quiche to go!

I’m so thrilled. I’m also excited to say that this was hands-down the best quiche so far. I can definitely see myself making this again. That says a lot since I am not a huge quiche fan.

It could be that the mushrooms are drowned in butter, placed into a buttery pastry dough, and topped with more butter. Yeah, that probably does have something to do with it.

I still have the spinach quiche to make, but it will have to be flawless to knock this quiche down.

Mushroom Quiche Recipe: Questions & Information

✽ What is Madeira wine?

An optional ingredient for this quiche recipe is Madeira or port wine. Before I started cooking Julia Child's recipes, I had never even heard of Madeira before.

Now, I always add a bit when I'm making mushrooms. They are so good together. Madeira mushrooms on top of a steak is to die for.

Madeira is a fortified wine that comes from the coast of Africa on the Portuguese Madeira Islands.

There are a variety of Madeira wines ranging from dry to sweet. The wine is made by oxidizing through heat and aging.

About 85% of Madeira is produced with Negra Mole, a red grape.

Most Madeira is used as an aperitif (before dinner) and digestif (after dinner). However, there are Madeira wines that are specifically used for cooking. Somtimes salt and pepper are even added to the wine.

✽ What do you serve with mushroom quiche?

A common side option for quiche is salad. An arugula salad is a great option or even a caprese salad would be delicious. Since quiches are normally served around brunch time, fruit or a fruit salad would pair nicely.

✽ What could you add to this mushroom quiche?

Now that I have made the spinach quiche recipe since writing this original post, I think spinach would be an absolutely delicious addition. A spinach mushroom quiche sounds so good! Also, a bacon mushroom quiche sounds quite nice as well. And as a big onion fan, I would also think sauteed onions would be really good in this mushroom quiche as well.

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Fun Mushroom Facts

Find more of these facts on The Mushroom Council

✽ White Button Mushrooms

White buttons are the most common variety of mushroom. They are about 90% of mushrooms consumed in the United States.

They have mild flavor, but the flavor will intensify with cooking.

✽ Crimini Mushrooms

Crimini mushrooms are also known as Baby Bells or Browns. They look very similar to white buttons, but they have a light brown to dark brown cap. They are also firmer than white buttons.

Crimini also have stronger flavor and taste earthy. They are a great addition to beef, wild game, and vegetable recipes.

How to Make Mushroom Quiche Recipe

✽ Step 1: Make Crust

This will be short and sweet. With this being my eighth quiche, I think I could make them in my sleep now.

First, make the pastry dough and partially bake it the same way as always.

✽ Step 2: Cook Shallots and Mushrooms in Butter

Julia Child Mushrooms

Now, let’s talk about those mushrooms. As mentioned in the previous paragraph, a fair amount of butter is melted in a saucepan.

Shallots are cooked for a moment. Then the sliced mushrooms, seasonings, lemon juice, and Madeira wine are added.

The Madeira is optional, but cooking with wine is fun so I always say ‘yes’ to the optional wine suggestions.

Mushrooms Julia Child

The saucepan is covered, and everything is cooked for for a few minutes.The pan is then uncovered and the liquid is boiled off.

Julia Child Sauteed Mushrooms

✽ Step 3: Add Mushrooms to Cream and Eggs

Quiche Julia Child

The mushrooms are now stirred into an egg and cream mixture, poured into the pastry shell, and sprinkled with grated Swiss cheese and dots of butter.

Mushroom Quiche Julia Child

The quiche is baked in the oven for about half an hour.

I know I am in the minority when I say that quiches are not my favorite, but this quiche could easily change my mind.

I will never underestimate how much buttery mushrooms can improve a dish.

Julia Child Quiche aux Champignons

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More Quiche Recipes:

Spinach Quiche (the same quiche but with spinach instead of mushrooms)
Shrimp, Crab, or Lobster Quiche (quiche packed full of seafood)
Quiche Lorraine (a classic quiche recipe made with cream and bacon)
→ Check out all of the completed Julia Child entree and luncheon dish recipes!

✽ You can find this recipe and all the other Julia Child recipes I make in Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume I (affiliate link).
→ Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Vol. I was written by Julia Child who co-authored with Simone Beck & Louisette Bertholle and was published by Alfred A. Knopf in 1961.

✽ Check out my Julia Child Recipe Checklist to see a list of all my completed and pending recipes from Mastering the Art of French Cooking!

Bon appétit!

July 17, 2020 by Laura Ehlers

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