Cheese & Caramelized Onion Quiche: A Delightful Brunch Dish

An ultra-creamy, deep dish quiche made with caramelized onions, melty cheese, and a crispy phyllo crust for a brunch delight you’ll simply adore!

Quiche is a satisfying meal whether enjoyed for brunch, lunch, or even dinner. This vegetarian cheese & caramelized onion version hits all the right notes.

Indulging in a Savory Brunch Experience

When it comes to brunch, I used to be all about the sweet. From pancakes to waffles to syrup-slathered French toast, my go-to options were always the sugar-filled dishes. However, lately, I’ve found myself gravitating towards savory selections, savoring the flavors in a whole new way.

A Flavorful Combination: Caramelized Onions and Nutty Cheese

This quiche tantalizes your taste buds with the perfect combination of golden brown caramelized onions and melty, nutty cheese. The Roth Grand Cru Alpine-style cheese adds a mild nuttiness that complements the richness of the quiche, without overpowering the other flavors. It’s a blank canvas that enhances the overall taste experience.

A Creamy and Tangy Twist

Most quiche recipes use a high ratio of dairy to egg, but we’ve adjusted the proportions to create a slightly more egg-heavy ratio. We’ve incorporated a mix of milk, heavy cream, and crème fraîche, which adds a lovely creaminess and tanginess to the final dish. The effort to track down crème fraîche is worth it, but you can also replace it with more heavy cream if needed.

Perfectly Baked to Perfection

When baking this quiche, we’ve opted for a lower temperature of 350ºF, resulting in a delightfully fluffy and perfectly cooked quiche. The edges should be puffed and browned, while the center maintains a slight jiggle. A paring knife inserted into the center should come out clean, or you can use a digital thermometer to ensure the internal temperature reaches 165ºF for a properly set quiche.

The Versatility of Phyllo Crust

To achieve a delectable crust, we’ve chosen phyllo dough—fragile yet manageable. Layer by layer, brush a light coating of melted ghee or clarified butter, focusing more on the sides and edges. Par-bake the phyllo crust for a few minutes to achieve a crispiness that complements the creamy filling.

Make-Ahead Convenience

Quiches, especially this one, are even better when reheated, making them a perfect make-ahead dish for brunch. After baking, allow the quiche to cool completely, then chill it overnight. The next day, slice and rewarm individual servings in the oven for a quick and satisfying meal.

A Deep Dish Quiche for Generous Servings

This recipe makes one deep dish quiche. If you’re using a standard depth pie pan, halve the filling recipe and reduce the baking time. Regardless of the pan size, be sure to leave a good 3/4-inch of space above the filling to account for puffage.

For the full recipe and more delightful dishes, visit BDK Restaurant. Enjoy the flavors of indulgence and creativity that our recipes bring to your table.

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