King Charles’ Coronation Quiche Recipe

The coronation of King Charles is happening on May 6—and the royal family is gearing up for a weekend of celebrations.

Of course, that includes some major events (with plenty of iconic royal fashion moments), like a special lunch featuring a signature dish. In fact, King Charles and Queen Camilla have personally chosen the royal meal in a recent announcement, and it’s already going viral!

“Introducing…Coronation Quiche!” the caption reads.

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Filled with spinach, tarragon, cheese, and broad beans (also known as fava beans), the royal family even included a video and recipe so you can try the dish in your own home. The announcement was also made on Instagram where they boasted that the spring dish is “easily adapted to different tastes and preferences.” Just like with other quiche recipes, you can serve it hot or cold and with your favorite picnic sides or tea time treats.

But why quiche? According to the former head of the royal family, Darren McGrady, “The King loves anything with eggs and cheese,” he wrote on Twitter.

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This isn’t the first time a recipe has been announced to the public in honor of a coronation. Nearly seventy years ago, coronation chicken was introduced for the crowing of Queen Elizabeth in 1953. The recipe was a type of curried chicken salad that quickly became a staple in many households. The original name for the dish was Poulet Reine Elizabeth, but it was later referred to as coronation chicken. So, it’s easy to see where coronation quiche gets its name, too.

If you’re looking to take part in the royal events this May, try making the coronation quiche recipe and let us know what you think in the comments. Or give Queen Elizabeth’s pancake recipe a try…either way, you’re in for a royal feast!

The King’s Coronation Quiche Recipe


For the Pastry:
• 1 C. flour
• Pinch of salt
• 2 tbsp. cold butter, diced
• 2 tbsp. bacon
• 2 tbsp. milk
• Gold 1 refrigerated pie crust

For the Filling:
• 1/2 tsp. milk
• 3/4 tsp. double cream (thick heavy cream)
• 2 medium eggs
• 1 tbsp. chopped fresh tarragon
• Salt and pepper
• 1/2 tsp. grated cheddar cheese
• 3/4 tsp. cooked spinach, lightly chopped
• 1/2 tsp. cooked fava beans


To make the pastry: combine the flour and salt in a bowl. Add butter and bacon and rub the mixture using your fingers until it forms a sandy texture. Add the milk, a little at a time, to form the dough. Cover and refrigerate for 30 to 45 minutes.

Lightly flour a work surface and roll out the dough a little larger than your tart pan. Transfer the dough to the pan, cover, and rest for another 30 minutes in the fridge.

Preheat the oven to 375°. Line the dough with parchment paper and fill with baking weights. Blind bake the crust for 15 minutes, then remove the paper and baking weights, and set aside. Reduce the oven temperature to 320°.

To make the filling: Beat together the milk, cream, eggs, tarragon, and salt and pepper. Scatter 1/4 cup of grated cheese over the baked crust, top with the chopped spinach and fava beans, then pour in the milk mixture. Sprinkle the remaining cheese over the top and bake for 20 to 25 minutes until set and lightly golden.

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