Quiche is one of those dishes that is quietly amazing. It’s flexible and easily takes on many combinations of ingredients. It can be as healthy or as unhealthy as you decide to make it. It’s actually pretty inexpensive to make at home and since many can be made at once, can easily feed a crowd for breakfast, lunch or dinner. It’s an awesome Mother’s Day or Easter brunch idea. Today I am sharing with you my favorite, caramelized onion quiche.
Now, I know caramelized onion quiche may not sound like much but it is my, hands down, new favorite quiche. The flavors are absolutely amazing! Seriously! If you love the flavor of caramelized onions, you are going to L-O-V-E this quiche. All that gorgeous flavor permeates throughout the entire quiche, which by the way, doesn’t taste eggy at all.
This past weekend, instead of the one deep dish pan, I used two 9 inch shallow pie crusts I had in the freezer and made this recipe again. It was just as amazing as the first time we tried it. This time, however, I doubled the onions and left the rest of the recipe alone. Then I divided the onions between two shallow pie tins and poured the egg mix (not doubled) over the tops of the onions between the two pans. I baked this for the minimum amount of time instructed and it was perfect. After the quiche had cooled completely, I took the second tin, placed it in a gallon-sized zip top bag and froze it for later.
I plan to pop that back into the oven and re-heat it for Easter, where a hands off breakfast is in order, so we can spend the morning together with our kids without the fuss of me being in the kitchen cooking breakfast. Easter egg hunt anyone?
Love Quiche, too? Try one of my other Quiche recipes:
Love Caramelized onions? Try my Caramelized Onion Dip.
Caramelized Onion Quiche
- 6 tablespoons butter , cold, unsalted
- 2 - 3 medium onions , sliced thinly
- salt and pepper , to taste
- 1 pie crust
- 6 large eggs , beaten
- 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
- Into a large skillet over medium-low heat, add 2 tablespoons of butter. When the butter melts, layer in the onions, season with salt and pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onions are dork brown in color and sweet with flavor; about 45 minutes to 1 hour.
- Meanwhile, if you are making a homemade pie crust, you may do that now.
- Pre-heat oven to 350°F.
- Spread the onion in a layer over the bottom of the prepared crust.
- Whisk together the eggs, milk, 3/4 tsp salt and a pinch of black pepper; more or less seasonings to taste and pour over the top of the onions.
- Bake until the quiche is just set in the center; about 45 minutes to 1 hour.
- Allow to cool for 15 minutes prior to slicing to hold a better shape.
- Store any leftovers in the refrigerator or freeze to prolong freshness.
17 thoughts on “Caramelized Onion Quiche”
Omg so amazing. This was absolutely amazing!
I love quiche. It’s oh so tasty and perfect for a #MeatlessMonday! I’m definitely putting this #onthemenu!
We love it. I made it again while I was on vacation. We like it that much. :)
What a fantastic quiche for brunch or even dinner.
I love caramelized onions and they sound wonderful in this quiche!
Thank you! It really is delicious. I hope you will give it a try and let me know.
I love the flavor of caramelized onions and have had them in quiche as well so I know what you mean, it is delicious! Looks good.
I love anything with caramelized onions. I can’t wait to try this. My stepdaughter and her family are coming to visit in a few weeks and I think this will be perfect for them too!
We really love it. If your family loves caramelized onions, this quiche will be a fast favorite.
I love Quiche! Your variation looks delicious!
We love quiche. We love caramelized onions too! This looks like a combo our family would revel in. This quick looks light, fluffy and really delicious!
What a beautiful good looking quiche, Rhonda! I guess the caramelized onions gave the dish a further depth of flavor! Looks so good!
Caramelized onion is so tasty! I love the way it smells too. This is a perfect meal to serve for brunch!
Great recipe, loving the caramelized onion idea with quiche. Looks extremely simple and straight to the point as well. I will have to give it a try someday soon….well when my husband is out of town, he’s not big on onion—I am though!
Ronda, I love the simplicity of this dish. Looks delish.
What a delicious quiche…such a treat. xo, Catherine