Bacon, Cheese, and Caramelized Onion Quiche


4 slices bacon
1 (9 inch) unbaked pie crust
¼ cup butter
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1 egg, beaten
2 eggs
1 ¼ cups sour cream
¼ cup cream cheese, softened
¼ teaspoon salt
⅛ teaspoon ground black pepper
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese


Step 1 Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

Step 2 Fry bacon in a large skillet over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until crispy, about 10 minutes. Drain bacon slices on paper towels. Let cool 10 minutes. Crumble and set aside.

Step 3 Roll out pastry crust into a circle using a lightly floured rolling pin. Line a 9-inch pie pan with crust. Prick holes into the base of the dough using a fork.

Step 4 Bake crust in the preheated oven on the middle rack for 15 minutes.

Step 5 Remove pastry crust from the oven. Brush crust with beaten egg. Return crust to the oven and bake 5 minutes more.

Step 6 Heat butter in a pan over medium heat and stir in onion. Cook and stir until onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. Reduce heat to low and continue cooking and stirring until onion is very tender and dark brown, about 40 minutes more.

Step 7 Whisk 2 eggs together in a bowl using a fork. Add sour cream and cream cheese and beat using an electric mixer until well combined. Beat in salt and pepper.

Step 8 Spread caramelized onions with remaining butter onto pastry crust. Sprinkle with 1/2 the Cheddar cheese. Place crumbled bacon evenly over the top. Pour egg mixture over bacon. Top with remaining Cheddar cheese.

Step 9 Bake quiche in the preheated oven until golden and fluffy, about 30 minutes. Let cool 10 minutes before serving.

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