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 eggs



    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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27th Nov, 2010
Best quiche i have made i substituted some of the onions with leaks very tasty also as i cant buy cheedar cheese here on Paros island Greece i used gouda
15th Nov, 2010
Really dellicious. Worked well with buttermilk as it was all I had in.
11th Nov, 2010
Fantastic recipe.A really tasty quiche.One of the best I've tasted..
9th Sep, 2010
V nice - made it for future in laws and it all disappeared!
11th Aug, 2010
I made this and it was absolutely delicious. I put half of it in freezer and it reheats well in my combination m/wave
11th Aug, 2010
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.
31st May, 2010
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.
20th Apr, 2010
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.
8th Apr, 2010
Yummy, easy to make. I used red and white onions, I had 250g of each.
16th Dec, 2009
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.


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