21 April 2014

Caramelized Onion + Spinach Quiche

My girlfriend posted a picture of a quiche she made on instagram
a couple weeks ago and I have been craving one ever since! So
I made one for our Easter brunch and it was everything I hoped
it would be and more. Obviously I'm easily pleased :)

Here is what you will need:

3 eggs
1 cup milk
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 medium onion
1 1/2 cups cooked spinach
1-2 cups grated gruyere/cheddar blend
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon white pepper
1 box frozen pie crust

For pie crust
I didn't have time to make the crust from scratch so I grabbed
the frozen pie crust from trader joe's! I used this ceramic quiche
 dish, sprayed it with non stick spray and placed the dough in the dish.
Don't worry if the dough rips a little you can just fix it with your fingers.
Place parchment paper on top of the crust and blind bake with pie weights
or dried beans at 350 for 20 minutes. Then, remove parchment paper and bake crust
again for 10-15 or until golden brown.

For onions
While the crust was baking I sliced one medium onion and placed it in a pan with
olive oil and a small pat of butter on low heat (very important that heat is low!). Keep
pan covered and stir every 3-5 minutes until the onions are perfectly golden brown. Onions
will take about 30 minutes to caramelize and add a little sweet component to the dish!

For filling
I used 1 bag of frozen spinach, thawed. Once thawed, squeeze all water out of spinach
to make sure it doesn't release any moisture into your quiche. Once crust has been pre-baked,
take half of the grated cheese and spread on bottom of quiche. Then add spinach, onions and
remaining cheese on top.

For wet ingredients
Whisk eggs, milk, heavy cream, salt and pepper together in bowl until blended together.
Then pour on top of filling.

Bake quiche at 350 for 30-40 minutes or until quiche is set.
Let quiche cool almost to room temperature before serving.
Can be served cold or at room temperature.



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Isabella said...

This looks delicious. Thanks for sharing. I need to try it.

Hope you had a wonderful weekend and Easter holiday.


Jeanne said...

So yummy! I'm drooling right now! ;)

Cara said...

Delicious!! I love that you have been sharing recipes you are inspiring me!
xo Cara

nancy @ adore to adorn said...

sounds and looks delicious!! I love to eat quiche! =D


3girls1apple said...

Quiche is so yummy!!! Looks delish!!! xoxo

Beautygirl24 said...

Great photos! It definitely looks delish! I love quiche, one of my favorites anytime of the day!

Regina said...

Looks super yummy!


thewhimsicalway said...

This is mouth watering, and you've made it look so easy! So glad to have come across your blog! Emily x