su-Three-Onion Quiche
Photo: Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Kevin Crafts
Yields Serves 8 Total Time 1 hr
We took a classic quiche recipe, bumped up the onion factor with three different types, and used a sharp Western white cheddar cheese.

How to Make It

Step 1
1

Preheat oven to 425°. Unroll pie dough into a 9-in. pie pan. Crimp edge. Line dough with parchment paper, fill with pie weights or dried beans, and bake until light golden, about 15 minutes. Remove paper and weights.

Step 2
2

Melt butter in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add leeks, green and red onions, and 1/2 tsp. salt. Sauté until very tender but not browned, about 20 minutes.

Step 3
3

Whisk half-and-half gradually into flour in a medium bowl until smooth. Whisk in remaining 1/2 tsp. salt and eggs until blended. Stir in cheese and three-quarters of onion mixture and pour into pie shell. Sprinkle remaining onions over quiche.

Step 4
4

Bake until a knife inserted in center comes out clean, 20 to 30 minutes; cover edges with foil if they begin to darken. Let sit 10 minutes, then cut into wedges.

Step 5
5

*We especially like Pillsbury pie dough. Look for Beecher's Flagship cheddar cheese sold at specialty shops.

Step 6
6

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Ingredients

 1 sheet refrigerated pie dough for a 9-in. pie shell*
 1 tablespoon butter
 3 medium leeks (white and light green parts), thinly sliced and rinsed well
 2 bunches green onions, trimmed and thickly sliced
 1/2 medium red onion, cut into thin half-moons
 1 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
 1 cup half-and-half
 1 tablespoon flour
 3 large eggs
 2 cups shredded sharp white cheddar cheese*

Directions

Step 1
1

Preheat oven to 425°. Unroll pie dough into a 9-in. pie pan. Crimp edge. Line dough with parchment paper, fill with pie weights or dried beans, and bake until light golden, about 15 minutes. Remove paper and weights.

Step 2
2

Melt butter in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add leeks, green and red onions, and 1/2 tsp. salt. Sauté until very tender but not browned, about 20 minutes.

Step 3
3

Whisk half-and-half gradually into flour in a medium bowl until smooth. Whisk in remaining 1/2 tsp. salt and eggs until blended. Stir in cheese and three-quarters of onion mixture and pour into pie shell. Sprinkle remaining onions over quiche.

Step 4
4

Bake until a knife inserted in center comes out clean, 20 to 30 minutes; cover edges with foil if they begin to darken. Let sit 10 minutes, then cut into wedges.

Step 5
5

*We especially like Pillsbury pie dough. Look for Beecher's Flagship cheddar cheese sold at specialty shops.

Step 6
6

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Three-Onion Quiche