...How Many Eggs? And 3 Onion Quiche...

I love when Trader Joe's carries their pie dough.  It means summer is coming and people will be making more pies!  I came across this recipe in Sunset and knew I had to make it.  Benjamin always says, "oo quiche" whenever we're at a random bakery and I figured I could and should top any store bought quiche.

This recipe was not only easy but looks pretty (a good thing) and it's super rich.  Note that there are only 3 eggs used for a whole quiche!  The rest of the goodness comes from 1 cup half-and-half.  Need I say more?

Recipe thanks to Sunset

Ingredients You'll Need:

  • 1 sheet pie dough
  • 1 T butter
  • 3 medium leeks, rinsed and sliced thin
  • 2-3 bunches green onions, sliced
  • 1/2 red onion, cut into half moons
  •  kosher salt
  • 1 T flour
  • 1 cup half-and-half
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups shredded sharp white cheddar
1.  Preheat oven to 425.  Roll out the pie dough into a 9 inch pie pan, crimp edges (mine never look pretty) and line the dough with parchment paper then fill with dried beans or pie weights.  Bake until golden- about 15 minutes.

2. While it's cooking melt 1 tablespoon butter in a saucepan then add leeks, green onion, and red onion.  Add 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt and saute until tender - about 20 minutes on medium- not too hot!

3. Whisk together 1 Tablespoon flour, half and half, eggs, 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt and the cheese.  Stir in 3/4 of the onion mixture and pour the filling into the pie shell.  Sprinkle rest of the onions on top.

4. Bake until the knife inserted comes out clean, about 20-30 minutes.  I always shake the pie a bit too to make sure it's set.  I covered the edges of the pie with foil until the last 10 minutes or so because I feared they would get too dark.

Let it sit 10 minutes then cut in and enjoy!  A nice dish to make Easter weekend, don't you think?


  1. Anonymous4/24/2011

    This looks absolutly delicious...when I read the title I thought it would be something crazy like 10 eggs lol...lovely pictures :)

  2. Congratulations on FoodBuzz Top 9. This quiche looks wonderful and delicious. I love all forms of quiche!

  3. thank you! it's pretty rich, but also awesome in that you don't need too many eggs to make a successful quiche!