Bacon Cheese and Caramelised Onion Quiche

After last weeks Bacon Roses I had a lot of bacon leftover! So how better to use it up than make a super easy, super tasty, Bacon Cheese and Caramelised Onion Quiche.

Quiches are so versatile, you can basically chuck in whatever ingredients you like, add some eggs and cream to those and you’ve got a quiche. A great ‘I’m too tired to think let alone cook’ kinda meal. They also keep really well, and you can even eat leftovers cold from the fridge if you can’t be bothered heating them up, taking that lazy meal to a whole new lazy level!

bacon cheese quiche

Bacon Cheese and Caramelised Onion Quiche

Ingredients

– 1 onion, sliced
– 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
– 5 rashers of bacon, diced
– 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
– 6 eggs
– 300ml cream
– 100ml milk
– Salt & pepper
– Shortcrust pastry (you can either make your own or use some good quality store bought)

Method:

Line a pie or quiche pan with the rolled out shortcrust pastry sheet, then pop it in the fridge to chill for 20mins. Prick the base of the pastry all over with a fork and then line it with baking paper and fill with pie weights or rice to blind bake the pastry. Cook for 10mins in a 180 degree celcius oven, then remove the weights and baking paper and cook for a further 5-10mins. Remove from the oven and set aside. Turn the oven down to 170 degrees celcius.

Meanwhile cook the onion in a little olive oil in a saucepan on a low-med heat, stirring occasionally. When the onions are really soft and translucent (about 5-10mins) add the balsamic vinegar and cook for a further 1-2mins. Remove the onion from the pan and set aside. Turn the heat up to a med heat and add the bacon to the saucepan and fry until nice and crispy. Remove from pan and place on paper towel to absorb the oil.

Spread the onion, bacon and cheddar across the base of the pastry. In a bowl combine the eggs, cream, milk, salt and pepper, and then gently pour over the ingredients. Cook the quiche in the oven for 45mins or until golden and set. Remove from the oven and allow to stand for 20mins before cutting.

Serve the quiche with a simple side salad. I like mine with a peppery rocket, asparagus and tomato salad, with a simple olive oil and balsamic dressing.

bacon and caramelised onion quiche

bacon and caramelised onion quiche

bacon and caramelised onion quiche

Enjoy! x

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