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Caramelized Onion and Gorgonzola Quiche

  • yield: Makes 1 eight-by-eleven-inch quiche

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Ingredients

  • All-purpose flour, for dusting
  • Tart Dough
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 pound onions, cut crosswise into rings
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 2 ounces gorgonzola dolce

Directions

  1. Step 1

    On a lightly floured work surface, roll out dough to 1/4 inch thick. Press dough onto bottom and up sides of an 8-by-11- inch rectangular tart pan with a removable bottom; trim dough flush with top edge of pan. Prick bottom all over with a fork. Transfer to a large rimmed baking sheet. Freeze until firm, about 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

  2. Step 2

    Line tart shell with parchment paper, and fill with pie weights or dried beans. Bake until dough starts to feel firm on edges, about 20 minutes. Remove parchment and weights; continue baking until crust is pale golden brown, about 10 minutes. Let cool completely on a wire rack. Leave oven on.

  3. Step 3

    Heat oil in a large heavy-bottom skillet over low heat until hot but not smoking. Cook onions, stirring frequently, until golden brown, about 30 minutes. Let cool.

  4. Step 4

    Whisk eggs, milk, cream, and salt in a medium bowl; season with pepper. Crumble in cheese, and stir in caramelized onions. Pour mixture into tart shell; bake until puffed and pale golden brown, 30 to 35 minutes. Let cool at least 30 minutes before serving.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, June

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Reviews (1)

  • 2 Jan, 2014

    So glad I tried this. To make this all not take a lifetime, I prepared the crust w/ fresh rosemary earlier in the day, & wrapped in plastic wrap. Didn't need to freeze after pressing for 30 minutes, only 15. I used a rectangular metal baking pan, not a tart pan. I used all the time in between to get the onions ready. Plus, I added chopped, sautéed baby portobello mushrooms & parsley, & added & 1 egg and a 1/4 cup each of cream & milk. It came out to die for. Will make again in a heartbeat.