Easy Gluten Free Quiche (Caramelized Onion & Goats Cheese Tart)

If you’ve been hanging around here for even more than a split second then you’ll likely realize I don’t do much in the way of savoury. I have quite the sweet tooth but every now and again I do step out on the wild side and do something decadent for lunch or dinner. Mother’s Day lunch with my family was the perfect excuse to try something new and boy did it wow!! Naturally I knew you’d go nuts for it too, so here is my easy Gluten Free Quiche.

Busting Out Of Iso

Here in Western Australia Mother’s Day fell on the first weekend we could have people over again after weeks of isolation. We were limited to 10 and the regional boundaries were still up, so sadly some important people couldn’t be there. But all the same I jumped at the chance and in very me style threw a little lunch for my family. Any time we have an event, family, birthday I always see it as an excuse to try something new in the kitchen!

This time I knew it had to be something different, but still super easy. I’m all about easy. I love to entertain and cook for people but I don’t think we should have to spend all of our time locked away in the kitchen! A beautiful gluten free quiche was just the ticket.

Delicious gluten free quiche

Not “just” a Quiche

You might be thinking, of yeah a nice quiche, lovely. But trust me when I say this is not just a basic quiche. The truly fabulous part though is you can adapt it so easily to your own tastes and flavours. My Gluten Free Shortcrust Pastry recipe is perfect as the base here, simply leave out the sugar to use for a savoury dish. Then fill with your choice of cheeses, meats and vegetables! I chose for a truly decadent mixture, with a creamy marinated goats cheese mixing with bacon, asparagus and of course gorgeously caramelized onions.

If you’ve never tried marinated goats cheese before I highly recommend it! Such a gorgeous and creamy cheese with boatloads of flavour. Then the caramelized onion is ideal to balance the flavours to give you one truly beautiful gluten free quiche. Served warm fresh from the oven or cold the next day as lunch, it suits just about any occasion.

Tips for a perfect Gluten Free Quiche

A great quiche or tart all starts with a superb shortcrust pastry and trust me it’s not hard to make gluten free! All you need is a great recipe. The wonderful thing about my recipe is how far ahead you can make it. In fact it freezes beautifully for up to 3 months! I like to pop the pastry in to blind bake then wrap in cling wrap and alfoil and freeze. That way I’ve always got a perfect dinner or dessert half made ready to go for any reason. Simply pull it out and allow it come to room temperature before filling and finishing as usual. (yes it’s that easy!)

The second tip to nailing this gluten free quiche is perfectly caramelized onions. I definitely recommend using a heavy bottom large fry pan here, a good slug of quality extra virgin olive oil and a nice medium heat. Your goal is to caramelize the onions not fry or crisp them! So if your onions start to fry up simply add a pinch of salt. This helps to draw the moisture out of them and stop them from crisping too much.

The rest is even easier. For a really creamy texture, simply whip eggs with heavy cream and voila! Lots of fresh herbs finish this tart off beautifully.

Gluten Free Caramelized Onion and Goats Cheese Tart

Whether it’s a dinner party, a picnic or lunches throughout the week, be sure to whip up my Gluten Free Caramelized Onion and Goats Cheese Tart!

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