My husband said this is the best quiche he's ever tried! The combination of caramelized onion, bacon, and Cheddar cheese is perfect.

Karen

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
1 hr 45 mins
additional:
20 mins
total:
2 hrs 25 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
1 9-inch quiche
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Fry bacon in a large skillet over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until crispy, about 10 minutes. Drain bacon slices on paper towels. Let cool 10 minutes. Crumble and set aside.

  • Roll out pastry crust into a circle using a lightly floured rolling pin. Line a 9-inch pie pan with crust. Prick holes into the base of the dough using a fork.

  • Bake crust in the preheated oven on the middle rack for 15 minutes.

  • Remove pastry crust from the oven. Brush crust with beaten egg. Return crust to the oven and bake 5 minutes more.

  • Heat butter in a pan over medium heat and stir in onion. Cook and stir until onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. Reduce heat to low and continue cooking and stirring until onion is very tender and dark brown, about 40 minutes more.

  • Whisk 2 eggs together in a bowl using a fork. Add sour cream and cream cheese and beat using an electric mixer until well combined. Beat in salt and pepper.

  • Spread caramelized onions with remaining butter onto pastry crust. Sprinkle with 1/2 the Cheddar cheese. Place crumbled bacon evenly over the top. Pour egg mixture over bacon. Top with remaining Cheddar cheese.

  • Bake quiche in the preheated oven until golden and fluffy, about 30 minutes. Let cool 10 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

390 calories; protein 11.3g 23% DV; carbohydrates 13.7g 4% DV; fat 32.5g 50% DV; cholesterol 123.5mg 41% DV; sodium 505.6mg 20% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (29)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
05/18/2019
5.17.19 I was hoping the stars of this quiche would be the caramelized onions and the bacon, but what you taste more than anything is the sour cream. Texture is a bit soft and different than any quiche I’ve ever had. After 15 minutes of pre-baking the pie shell, the edges already were pretty browned, so I did cover them before adding the filling and then back to the oven. For my taste, I would have preferred either swiss or gruyere instead of cheddar, but that’s simply a matter of personal preference. To give it a bit more eye appeal, I garnished with some sliced green onion and reserved bacon. This was pretty good, although I’m not sure I’ll make it again. Karen, thanks for sharing your recipe. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/17/2019
Reduced the sour cream after reading another review. I made 2-one with bacon and one without for my vegetarian daughter. Added fresh spinach to hers and it was good. Also used frozen 9-in pie crusts to cut some time. Read More
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  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
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Rating: 4 stars
05/17/2019
5.17.19 I was hoping the stars of this quiche would be the caramelized onions and the bacon, but what you taste more than anything is the sour cream. Texture is a bit soft and different than any quiche I’ve ever had. After 15 minutes of pre-baking the pie shell, the edges already were pretty browned, so I did cover them before adding the filling and then back to the oven. For my taste, I would have preferred either swiss or gruyere instead of cheddar, but that’s simply a matter of personal preference. To give it a bit more eye appeal, I garnished with some sliced green onion and reserved bacon. This was pretty good, although I’m not sure I’ll make it again. Karen, thanks for sharing your recipe. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/16/2019
Reduced the sour cream after reading another review. I made 2-one with bacon and one without for my vegetarian daughter. Added fresh spinach to hers and it was good. Also used frozen 9-in pie crusts to cut some time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/09/2020
I made the recipe exactly, except I didn't count the strips of bacon. I probably used more than 4, I'd estimate at least 6. I was nervous about this meal because my family doesn't have a lot of experience with quiche and my husband is squeamish about anything involving too many onions, but this was a hit! Hubby and kids all had seconds, and there was not a bit left at the end of the meal. They even asked me to make it again. I will! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/15/2019
Great. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/05/2020
this was fantastic!! my kids...who hate onions..ate this up and asked for me!! by far one of the best quiches I've ever had!! I added a little more cheese than the recipe called for, but I like it cheesy!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/29/2020
Took a bit longer to cook to golden brown. It was worth the time to fix. I used Colby jack cheese instead of cheedar cheese. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/30/2020
I made this and it was so good. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/29/2020
Delicious. I made this as a frittata (no crust) and upped the eggs to four instead of two. Came out perfectly. So very yummy. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/02/2020
I saw other reviews where it was reported a vey strong sour cream taste. I decide to follow recipe exactly for my first try. It was SO GOOD. Loved the sour cream taste. Loved the smooth texture. I wished I could taste the bacon a little more. Husband was in love with the onions in it. This will be made again! Thank you for sharing a wonderful recipe. Read More