Caramelised Onion and Blue Cheese Mini Quiche

 

Caramelised Onion and Blue Cheese Mini Quiche on a timber board

Caramelised onion and blue cheese mini quiche are a little flavour bomb. Sweet, mellow caramelised onion, combined with salty blue cheese, bathed in cream and eggs and crispy butter puff pastry. What’s not to like?

ingredients for Caramelised Onion and Blue Cheese Mini Quiche
ingredients

Blue cheese is perfect when paired with something a little sweet, think blue cheese and fresh dates or blue with quince paste. The onions add their own sugar when gently sautéed till they’re soft and adding a hit of brown sugar and balsamic really revs up the flavour.

Caramelised Onion ingredients in frying pan for Caramelised Onion and Blue Cheese Mini Quiche
cook onions until they have softened and changed colour, then add the sugar, thyme and balsamic

Save time

You can use a store bought onion jam as the base for these little tarts and really cut down on the prep time.

Butter puff pastry

Look out for butter puff pastry, rather than pastry made using margarine for a delicious flaky case.

muffin tin with pastry onions and blue cheese to makeCaramelised Onion and Blue Cheese Mini Quiche
don’t over fill the muffin tin

Freeze ahead

You can make these little beauties ahead of time and freeze them. Simply prepare them and freeze them in the tray unbaked. Once they are frozen pop them out of the tin and put in a ziplock bag in the freezer.

When you’re ready to bake them pop them back in the mini muffin tin and bake for about five minutes longer than the recipe. Got to love being ahead of the game!

 

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Caramelised Onion and Blue cheese Mini Quiche


  • Author: Recipe Winners
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 24

Description

Caramelised onion and blue cheese mini quiche are a little flavour bomb. Sweet, mellow caramelised onion, combined with salty blue cheese, bathed in cream and eggs and crispy butter puff pastry. What’s not to like?


Ingredients

  • 2 sheets ready made butter puff pastry, thawed
  • 5 medium red onions, peeled, halved and thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 50g (1 1/2 ounces) butter
  • 1/4 cup soft brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 45 sprigs of thyme, leaves stripped from stem
  • 3 large whole eggs
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
  • 60g (2 ounces) of blue cheese, whatever you fancy, or other cheese if you don’t like blue cheese

Instructions

Onions

  • in a large pan over medium heat add oil and butter
  • add onions when butter has melted
  • stir every few minutes for about twenty minutes until onions have softened and changed colour
  • add in sugar, vinegar and thyme stirring till incorporated
  • cook onions for a further 5 minutes then tilt pan so that the oil drains from the onion
  • discard drained oil

Pastry

  • remove pastry from freezer and allow to thaw
  • use a 6cm (2 1/2 inch) cookie cutter and cut discs of pastry
  • spray a mini muffin tin lightly with oil
  • place pastry into muffin holes

Quiche

  • preheat oven to 220c (430f) on bake, not fan
  • place eggs, cream, salt and pepper into a jug or bowl and beat till eggs are incorporated
  • place a scant teaspoon of onions into base of pastry
  • add small pieces of blue cheese onto onions
  • pour cream and egg mixture into pastry shells 
  • bake on middle shelf for 15 minutes and check if they’re cooked, if not cook for a couple of minutes longer
  • serve and enjoy!

Notes

  • mini quiche can be frozen before baking and popped into a zip lock bag, then returned to the muffin tin when you’re ready to bake
  • you can use store bought onion jam rather than saute your own
  • use whatever cheese you like, as any cheese and caramelised onion just works
  • Category: tarts and pies
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: Australian

Keywords: caramelised onion and blue cheese mini quiche

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6 comments

  1. Avatar Helen Godlonton says:

    Love your recipes.. but I have to work hard to find the recipe. I’ve found this to be the case always here… ?

    1. Avatar Recipe Winners says:

      Hi Helen, when you say you have to work hard to find the recipe, is it because you haven’t gone to the very bottom of the post which is where it is located, or is there another problem that we are not recognising. Would really appreciate it if you could help us to solve this issue with your answer. P.S Helen are you using a mobile or a tablet? Jo and Jen

  2. I don’t understand how to access the actual recipe ie list of ingredients and method.

    1. Avatar Recipe Winners says:

      Hi Terry, sorry you’re having problems, can you try scrolling to the very bottom of the post past the winning tart recipes, the recipe card with quantities should be there. Please don’t hesitate to email again if you can’t locate the recipe. Jo and Jen

  3. Avatar Jacqui Tottman says:

    Probably silly question, but, would the blue cheese be too strong for a large quiche?
    I love your recipes and they are always a success.. Thanks, Jacqui.

    1. Avatar Recipe Winners says:

      Hi Jacqui, blue cheese would be perfect for a larger quiche. If you like mild blue, maybe use something like a blue Castello or Danish blue for a stronger flavour. Love to know how it turns out for you. Regards, Jo and Jen

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