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Saturday morning was particularly drab, grey and drizzling.  Luckily, I had brunch plans with two girlfriends to liven up my morning.  While helping my friend curl her hair to attend a wedding, we decided to prepare a quiche with some of our favourite ingredients – bacon, caramelized onions and wilted spinach.  The combination turned out to be a great match – the salty bacon balancing out the sweet onions and bitter spinach.

Bacon, Caramelized Onions & Spinach Quiche

Serves 6

Quiche

Photo courtesy of Jenn Xu

Ingredients

1 pie crust (store-bough or homemade)

5 strips of bacon

1 small onion, chopped

2 handfuls spinach

4 eggs

1/4 cup milk (or cream)

Salt and pepper to taste

1/2 cup grated extra old cheddar

Directions

Pre-bake pie crust according to directions.

Meanwhile, prepare the quiche fillings.  Cook, crumble, and set aside the bacon.  Saute the onions in some of the reserved bacon grease over low heat.  Once caramelized, add the spinach and cook until wilted. In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, and seasoning.

Sprinkle the cheese and bacon bits over the bottom of the cooked pie crust. Spread the onion and spinach filling overtop.  Pour the egg mixture overtop.  Bake in a preheated 375 F oven for 35 minutes or until set.  Allow to cool for 10 minutes before serving.

Bon appetit!

– Catherine

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