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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Perfect for a Spring Brunch~ Julia’s Quiche Aux Oignons

As my children are now older I have found myself transitioning from egg hunts to really focusing on Easter itself. In this way we celebrate not just one day, but the entire Holy week. On Palm Sunday I went and got sprinkle donuts in spring colors. I never do this and my kids were thrilled.

This morning I arose early to make Julia Child’s Quiche Aux Oignons (Onion Quiche). I used leeks which I love dearly and they feel like spring to me.


You can find Julia’s original recipe HERE.

I made three changes. First I used a Trader Joe’s pie crust. Because who has time to roll out pie dough on a Tuesday?

Then instead of 7 cups of  onions cooked for an hour I used two leeks thinly sliced with a small package (4 ounces) of pancetta (Italian bacon). They cooked in 3 tablespoons of butter for 10 minutes and set aside to cool.

I so wish you could have smelled this goodness!


The rest of the recipe was followed to a “T” and placed in the partially cooked pie shell. Ms. Child does not say to put the pie dish on a cookie sheet but I do. In the event of a spill over the sheet is much easier to clean than the oven.


25 minutes later I pulled this delicious beauty out.


I let it cool for about 5 minutes then served it up with some really sweet blackberries.


Because some of you might ask, the tablecloth and napkin in the first image are vintage. They came from Grandma Joyce Gunn’s closet. I adore the set and the bright colors also feel like spring to me.

Also, for those who wondered how I made Monday (yesterday) feel special and spring like….parfaits all the way!


The onion tart is perfect for Easter brunch.


I’m taking in a bit this morning to Madame de Soleil, my French instructor. 5 extra credit points for sure. :) 


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Lorrie said...

Madame de Soleil a de la chance! (Is she of as sunny a disposition as her name might suggest?)

Linda said...

You're a delight! :)

Glenda/MidSouth said...

The quiche looks and sounds so good. You definitely should rack up some points for sharing it with your instructor. :-D
Wishing you a Very Happy Easter.

martinealison said...

Bonjour chère amie,
Merci de partager avec nous ces belles photos. Je pense que je vais arriver pour déguster cette belle quiche aux poireaux !!
Je vous souhaite de joyeuses fêtes pascales.
Gros bisous

Phyllis @Around the House said...

wish I was having some of that right now, it looks so delish...the berries look wonderful...yummy

Laura Santos said...

My daughter and I just watched the movie Haute anything "French" sounds wonderful. The quiche sounds divine. I'll have to put that on the menu soon.

Gammy Tammy said...

Hi Laura! Oh my, I COULD smell it all the way to Dallas... and how gorgeous. Browned to perfection! I never would have thought to serve it with blackberries... but of course!!! What a beautiful presentation! I made a wild onion quiche about a year ago. I'm definitely trying Julia's recipe! Thanks so much for sharing!!!

Blondie's Journal said...

Looking at the inside of this quiche sold me on your recipe! I absolutely love leeks and always have them in the fridge. I will definitely try this one! The parfait looks so refreshing as well. Your kids must have been smiling!


Jen said...

Oh wow! This looks amazing and sounds fabulous. What a lovely presentation for your family. Wishing you all a very Happy Easter!

Sarah said...

Looks pretty and delicious. If we were hosting Easter brunch this year, I'd serve this. Happy Easter!