Zwiebel Kuchen (Onion Quiche)
From the Fredericksburg Brewing Company
1 unbaked 10" pastry shell
6 oz. bacon
3 medium yellow onions, chopped
3 T. butter or margarine
1/4 c. bock beer
1/2 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. each mustard seed, caraway, and rosemary
pinch each white pepper and cayenne pepper
6 oz. grated Jack Jarlsberg cheese
1/2 c. half-and-half
Bake pastry at 375 degrees until half done (about 10 minutes). Brown bacon and drain; set aside. Meanwhile, sauté onions in butter until translucent. Add beer and seasonings to saucepan, then reduce over low heat until no liquid remains. Cool. Combine onions and cheese; place in pastry shell. Mix eggs and half-and-half, pour over onion-cheese mixture, and top with bacon. Bake at 325 degrees for 30-35 minutes, or until set in the center.
From the September 1995 issue.