1 (9-inch) pastry shell
1/4 pound sliced bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces
2 cups cream or milk
3 eggs, well beaten
Salt and freshly-ground pepper, to taste
A grating of fresh nutmeg
1/2 cup diced or shredded Gruyere or Swiss cheese
Prick the bottom of the pie crust thoroughly with a fork to prevent it from bubbling up during cooking.
Fry the bacon in a large skillet over high heat until much of the fat is rendered out, but do not fry it until it is crisp. Drain the bacon on paper towels.
Combine the cream, eggs, salt, pepper, and nutmeg in a bowl and mix well. Place the bacon in the bottom of the pie shell, followed by the cheese. Pour the egg mixture into the shell and bake in a preheated 375 degree F oven for 30 to 40 minutes, until the top is golden brown and a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Allow to cool and serve lukewarm.
Serves 6 to 8.