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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
  • 3 eggs
  • 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.

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