Tomato Bacon and Onion Quiche

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bacon, eggs, tomato
Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 513kcal
This quiche is perfect for weekend brunch entertaining!  Goes great with a simple baked ham!
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Ingredients

  • 2 9-inch pie crusts not deep dish
  • 1 cup caramelized onions
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt divided
  • 2 large ripe tomatoes seeded and sliced into 1/4" thick rounds
  • 8 eggs whisked
  • 2 cups half and half
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 pound bacon cooked, diced or crumbled
  • 2 cups gruyere cheese shredded

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Roll out the pie crusts and fit them into two pie plates, pressing the bottom and sides to the plates. Crimp the edges with your fingers, or use the tines of a fork to create a nice border on the crust. Bake the pie crusts for 8-9 minutes until lightly browned. Remove from oven and set aside to cool.
  • Turn oven down to 350 degrees.
  • Lay the tomatoes on a sheet pan lined with paper towels. Sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt and let tomatoes sit for 20 minutes until the liquid has been released. Blot the tomatoes dry with fresh paper towels.
  • In a medium bowl combine the eggs, half and half, thyme, remaining teaspoon of kosher salt and pepper. Whisk to combine thoroughly.
  • Stir in the bacon, onions and cheese. Divide the mixture between the two pie crusts. Arrange the tomato slices on top of the quiche mixture, overlapping if necessary.
  • Bake the quiches for 45-50 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool 10-15 minutes before serving.
  • Can be made a day ahead. Cool to room temperature, cover and refrigerate. Reheat in a 300 degree oven for 20 minutes before serving.

Notes

Please see my post on "how to caramelize onions" for step by step instructions on how to achieve golden gooey goodness with only 3 ingredients! Link included above!

Nutrition

Calories: 513kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 42g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 187mg | Sodium: 552mg | Potassium: 158mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 590IU | Vitamin C: 3.4mg | Calcium: 293mg | Iron: 1.4mg