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Author Notes: This recipe makes two generous quiches – filled with caramelized onions, smoky bacon, creamy gruyere and fresh tomatoes! —garlic and zest
refrigerated pie crusts
cup caramelized onions (recipe on site)
teaspoons kosher salt
large ripe tomatoes, seeded and sliced into 1/4" thick rounds
cups half and half
tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped
pound cooked bacon, diced or crumbled
cups shredded gruyere cheese
- 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.