Caramelized Onion Deliciousness For Brunch Or The Holidays? Yes, Please!
Hello my friends!
As it is getting chillier and chillier with each passing day, it makes me realize that we’re just getting closer to the holiday months. I always enjoy the tested classics, but I also think it’s so refreshing to bring something new to the table. And who knows–it may be so good that you include it in the holiday rotation going forward!
I find this week’s review to be perfect for a Fall get-together or a holiday brunch. So, if you’re looking for something new to try, then I encourage you to keep reading.
This week’s review is for a Caramelized Onion Puff Pastry Quiche!
This recipe is by The Defined Dish, and you can find the recipe right -> here!
Making This Gluten-Free
Before we get too into the this recipe–we need to note that puff pastry is not gluten-free. If you are not gluten intolerant or Celiac, then please do follow the recipe as it is written. To make this recipe work without any headache, I simply used a pre-made gluten-free pie crust. Stores like Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s (my favorite) have some pre-made gluten-free pie crusts. You can find them in the freezer sections!
But is it possible to make gluten-free puff pastry? Absolutely, but we’ll let that be an adventure for another day!
All Good Things Take Time Just Like These Caramelized Onions!
Alex of the Defined Dish wastes no time in letting us know that the most time consuming part of this dish is making the caramelized onions. However, it’s very true that cooking the onions is pretty hands-off. Now, be sure to stir them often and keep the pan from drying out completely, so the onions don’t burn. Remember, you want them caramelized not burnt to a crisp ;).
After about 45 minutes, you are left with such a beautiful color complete with a delightful sweetness that really just kicks this dish up a few notches!
I’ll say this–do NOT rush this process. Letting the onions caramelize properly really makes all the difference with this quiche.
Making The Rest of The Filling
I’ve made quiche before, but it would usually have some ham or sausage in it. Let me tell you now, this dish is so filling and full of flavor that it has absolutely no need for any meat protein. The sautéed mushrooms with the Swiss chard combined with the sweetness of the caramelized onion works so incredibly well.
Honestly, I was also surprised!
I don’t often cook with Swiss chard, so this is another way to include some seasonal greens!
Grey’s Grade: 5/5
When I think of holiday food or just “special occasion” food, I think of food that is pretty to look at. And this caramelized onion quiche? I mean come on–it’s lovely! That caramel color from the bake along with spots of green and beige–it’s such a Fall dish! I love it!
Aside from this quiche looking great, it also tastes fantastic too. I honestly worried about the filling being too soggy and mushy, or even tasting rubbery. Luckily, there wasn’t much liquid that was extra from the veggie filling before it was added into the eggs. By following the instructions and recommendations included on the recipe card, I feel this turned out just as it was intended.
If you’re making this caramelized onion quiche with a puff pastry crust, then you can certainly expect a nice, flaky crust that holds this delightfully creamy, savory, and slightly sweet filling. If you choose to use a pie crust (gluten-free or not), you’re still certainly in for a treat.
Whether you’re looking for a new dish to bring to brunch, something new for the upcoming holidays, or just looking to make something new for your household–don’t pass this recipe up. As you all must know by know, I am a fan of The Defined Dishes’ recipes, so I’m really happy to report another success from her blog.
With the holidays coming up–what are some of your favorite dishes to make? Let me know in the comments! I’d love to check out some new recipes!
Check Out My Reviews!
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