Sticky onion & cheddar quiche

Sticky onion & cheddar quiche

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Prep: 40 mins Cook: 40 mins


Slices into 8
A crisp pastry case and a just-set creamy filling, quiche is a good solution to any meal dilemma from dinner parties, suppers, picnics and even afternoon tea

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal567
  • fat44g
  • saturates26g
  • carbs33g
  • sugars5g
  • fibre2g
  • protein11g
  • salt0.72g
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  • 25g butter



    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 500g small onion, (about 5 in total), halved and finely sliced



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 2 egg



    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition, packed with protein and a…

  • 284ml pot double cream
  • 140g mature cheddar, coarsely grated

For the pastry

  • 280g plain flour, plus extra for dusting



    Flour is a powdery ingredient usually made from grinding wheat, maize, rye, barley or rice. As…

  • 140g cold butter



    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…


  1. To make the pastry, tip the flour and butter into a bowl, then rub together with your fingertips until completely mixed and crumbly. Add 8 tbsp cold water, then bring everything together with your hands until just combined. Roll into a ball and use straight away or chill for up to 2 days. The pastry can also be frozen for up to a month.

  2. Roll out the pastry on a lightly floured surface to a round about 5cm larger than a 25cm tin. Use your rolling pin to lift it up, then drape over the tart case so there is an overhang of pastry on the sides. Using a small ball of pastry scraps, push the pastry into the corners of the tin (see picture, above left). Chill in the fridge or freezer for 20 mins.

  3. Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. While the pastry is chilling, heat the butter in a pan and cook the onions for 20 mins, stirring occasionally, until they become sticky and golden. Remove from the heat.

  4. Lightly prick the base of the tart with a fork, line the tart case with a large circle of greaseproof paper or foil, then fill with baking beans. Blind-bake the tart for 20 mins, remove the paper and beans, then continue to cook for 5-10 mins until biscuit brown.

  5. Meanwhile, beat the eggs in a bowl, then gradually add the cream. Stir in the onions and half the cheese, then season with salt and pepper. Carefully tip the filling into the case, sprinkle with the rest of the cheese, then bake for 20-25 mins until set and golden. Leave to cool in the case, trim the edges of the pastry, then remove and serve in slices.

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Comments (91)

lineg1's picture

This quiche is absolutely wonderful and quite easy to make.
I made this for a buffet at a party and it went down very well.
Definately recommended.

starbucksluvver's picture

This was a real disappointment. It tasted so greasy, perhaps because of frying the onions in butter. It was just too rich and no-one really liked it. Was also quite fiddly and messy to make.

djwinkles's picture

I made this today as well as the pea, mint and goats cheese one. This one was for my husband and a friend for their dinner and apparently it was delicious - I say apparently as I am on Lipotrim (meal replacement diet) so no food for me. Another easy peasy dish to make that has impressed.

mrsdwaters's picture

Yummy, easy to make. I used red and white onions, I had 250g of each.

aniseedgal's picture

This was also my first attempt at making a quiche and it was beyond easy!!! The most difficult part was defrosting the ready made pastry!! I used a combination of milk and plain yoghurt instead of the cream and also added some potatoes. Absolutely gorgeous! Will be making again, maybe with some tomatoes next time.

bee24brilon's picture

I was sceptical about making this quiche as there was no mention of bacon! However, it proved that the sceptism was for nothing. This quiche is delicious! Also, I always use single cream and it's still a firm family favourite.

louisepainter's picture

Really yummy, both hot and cold!! Definately will make again.

food-diva's picture

Made this last night for dinner and it was delicious. The only change I made was to serve it warm. Probably my best tasting quiche to date.

food-diva's picture

Made this last night for dinner and it was delicious. We had it hot rather than cold. Probably my best attempt at a quiche yet. Off to try Toad in the Hole for this evening's dinner.

mabbsy's picture

Great recipe, but the pastry needs to be blind-baked for 20 - 25 minutes, not 5 - 10 mins...

emms_77's picture

Instead of cream you can always use milk it lowers the calories for all those of you who prefer the healthier option :)

I always use milk for my quiches :)

cebaines's picture

This is the most delicious quiche I've ever eaten, let alone made myself although I cheated and used shop bought pastry. I agree with previous posters, it is better slightly warm than cold - I just microwaved cold slices for 20 seconds and it didn't make the pastry soggy. Will be making again and again.

cakeanyone's picture

An excellent recipe. First time I've made quiche and didn't have a quiche tin so used a 22cm cake tin and it was fine! My very fussy daughter had seconds so will definitely be making this again.

colvillkempley's picture

This was my first try at making my own pastry and a quiche. It turned out really well so it won't be my last!! The filling was so creamy and the pastry was perfect. I will be making that recipe again and again.

clairabell2471's picture

I have made this a number of times now and keep changing it slightly-today I have made it with red onions and added a dash o balsamic vinegar right at the end. It just doesn't ever make it to the picnics!

vanilla30's picture

Have made this about half a dozen times so far and its always a hit! So tasty.

I always increase the pastry quantity slightly to 160g butter 320g flour as I never find its quite enough pastry.

kennedyd1's picture

This was my first try at making quiche and I can't believe how easy it was. Will be making my own from now on. It tastes so much better than shop bought.
This recipe is very rich and going by cal count would probably only make it as a treat.
Have friends coming for lunch in a couple of days time, I will make it then and hopefully impress them.

angelafield's picture

This is delicious, usually I only like quiche cold, but this one tastes really nice hot or cold.

jenny3704's picture

Forgot to rate this lol

jenny3704's picture

This is delish!! Not to be eaten often, but as a treat, yum! I made it with single cream, and it still tasted lovely! Me and my husband made this together for Valentines Day and we had some left over, so we heated it up the next day and had it with salad.
We will definately be making this again!


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