Caramelized Onion Bacon Gruyere Quiche

This Caramelized Onion Bacon Gruyere Quiche is our family’s favorite brunch recipe! With all our favorite flavors, this quiche never disappoints!! 

I can tell how good a meal is based on what Jaryd says during the first few bites. As I’ve begun developing recipes on my own, or even just trying new meals, with all the love and labor involved, by the time I get it on the table I’m dying to know if it was worth the time. Well, sometimes it’s a straightforward answer and sometimes there needs to be some translation. Over the past 10 years I have mentally compiled a list of potential meal feedback. Without further adieu, here is Jaryd’s meal language translation:

Caramelized Onion Bacon Gruyere Quiche

  1. Silence. Silence for the first 5 bites. I look up, he is still eating. I begin to ask questions. What do you think? More salt? How would you change it? He begins his sentence with “well…” = Recipe needs more work.  Keep brainstorming and changing ingredients around. 
  2. Same as above but instead of “well” he says “this is terrible” = despite the fact he will eat his entire plate and some, never make this meal again. 
  3. Same as above but when I look up his plate is licked clean = winner winner chicken dinner. 
  4. Three bites in he says “This is really really good. I really like it.” = my threshold for when I consider a recipe “blog-able.”
  5. Lastly, I have heard this last statement ONCE in the last ten years. Aaand it happened this week with this recipe. One bite in “Oh my God.” Second bite. Third bite in “This is the best thing I have ever tasted.” Fourth bite “Oh my God.”

Caramelized Onion Bacon Gruyere Quiche

So there you have it peeps. No lie, this happened. I couldn’t believe my ears. Also, when no one was looking my toddler ate his whole piece.  Literally, throw a dance party this baby is a home run. 

Now, don’t get me wrong. I surely would not consider this a healthy meal. But, it is a perfect treat for a brunch, bridal or baby shower, holiday, family Sunday, whatever. It’s insanely tasty and you kind of have to make it. So, here’s what you do:

Caramelized Onion Bacon Gruyere Quiche

Cook onions in coconut oil over medium heat for 20 minutes. Cover the pan and stir every five minutes. When the onions have five minutes left to cook, throw in the bacon (see below). 

In a large bowl, combine the mustard, eggs, cream, and Gruyere. Set aside a tablespoon or so of Gruyere to sprinkle on the top. 

Lie the bacon in a pile, one on top of the other. With a serrated knife, cut them in 1/2″ pieces. Cook the bacon with the onions for the remaining five minutes.

Caramelized Onion Bacon Gruyere Quiche

In a pie dish, place half of the onion and bacon mixture. Using a spoon, spread it evenly on the bottom of the dish.

Then, pour the egg mixture. Top with remaining bacon mixture, using a spoon or spatula to dip/press it into the egg. The dish will be much fuller than the picture illustrates.

Sprinkle top with remaining cheese, a couple pinches of nutmeg, salt, and pepper.  Pop it in the oven. 

Caramelized Onion Bacon Gruyere Quiche

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Caramelized Onion, Bacon, and Gruyere Quiche

  • Author: Lindsay// The Toasted Pine Nut
  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Cook Time: 35 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 mins
  • Yield: 6 1x

Description

This Caramelized Onion Bacon Gruyere Quiche is our family’s favorite brunch recipe! With all our favorite flavors, this quiche never disappoints!!


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Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons refined coconut oil
  • 1 1/2 large sweet onions
  • 4 tablespoons whole grain mustard
  • 4 eggs + 1 yolk
  • 1 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 cup shredded Gruyere cheese
  • 6 slices of bacon, cut in 1/2″ pieces
  • 2 pinches of nutmeg
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Cook onions in coconut oil over medium heat for 20 minutes. Cover the pan and stir every five minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the mustard, eggs, cream, and Gruyere. Set aside a tablespoon or so of Gruyere to sprinkle on the top.
  4. Lie the bacon in a pile, one on top of the other. With a serrated knife, cut them in 1/2″ pieces. Cook the bacon with the onions for the last five minutes.
  5. In a pie dish, place half of the onion and bacon mixture. Using a spoon, spread it evenly on the bottom of the dish. Then, pour the egg mixture. Top with remaining bacon mixture, pushing it a bit into the egg.
  6. Sprinkle top with remaining cheese, a couple pinches of nutmeg, salt, and pepper.
  7. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until top is golden brown.

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