Feta Red Onion Marmalade Quiche


I love chutneys, relish, chilli jam, savoury marmalade. So when I saw the varieties that Hawkshead Relish make and sell I was in my element. And challenged to use the jellies and marmalade as an ingredient, I immediately thought of quiche. So I set about making this delicious Feta Red Onion Marmalade Quiche.

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Feta Red Onion Marmalade Quiche a delightful combination of flavours.

Perfect Shortcrust Pastry

First of all, however, I set about creating a foolproof all butter shortcrust pastry recipe, for both sweet and savoury bakes. You can find it here – Perfect All Butter Shortcrust Pastry.Also, you will find another quiche recipe using Hawkshead Relish Ale Jelly as an ingredient!

So, with a reliable, consistent pastry recipe, that has been tested and retested, I was then able to let my creative imagination run wild.

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Feta Red Onion Maramalade Quiche delicious layers of flavour.

Flavour Inspiration

We have some tea rooms near us that are joined to a local artists gallery and a wonderful shop that stocks local pottery, glass and a million other things. Going to the tea rooms is truly a treat day out. In the tea rooms they serve a range of dishes, from light lunches to hearty meals. One of my favourites is their Quiche Lorraine, particularly as it is always served with chutney and onion marmalade in separate little pots.

And this memory sparked my idea was to have the red onion marmalade inside the quiche. Then I needed to decide what to pair it with. A recent love affair with crumbly, salty, Greek Feta Cheese provided the answer. Finally, topped with freshly sniped chives from the garden this Feta Red Onion Marmalade Quiche is so much more than the sum of it’s separate parts.

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Feta Red Onion Marmalade perfect for picnics and buffets.

Quiche Indulgence

The chives provide a beautiful top to the quiche and indeed echo the onion flavour from the marmalade. While the feta cheese mellows in the eggy custard providing the perfect balance to the warm red onion marmalade. The difference that a small amount of heat adds to the base layer of this quiche is quite dramatic.

If you enjoy Red Onion Marmalade with your cheese and crackers, using it as an ingredient in a dish lifts it to a whole different level. Since the sweet/sour caramelised onion flavours come alive on your tongue. It is pure heaven!

Recipe: This makes one deep Feta Red Onion Marmalade Quiche serves 2-3, baked in a loose bottom tart tin.

For a larger quiche, double the recipe.

1/3 Quantity All Butter Shortcrust Pastry

50g/2oz Feta Cheese

2-3tbsp Red Onion Marmalade from Hawkshead Relish

4 Large Free Range Eggs

2tbsp/30ml Whole Milk

1/4tsp Sea Salt I use – Maldon

1/4tsp Freshly Ground Black Pepper

1tsp Chopped Fresh Chives

Making And Baking The Feta Red Onion Marmalade Quiche

Method: Preheat the oven to 200C/180C fan, gas mark 6, 400F

  • Prepare the pastry and blind bake according to the instructions given for Perfect All Butter Shortcrust Pastry.
  • Reduce the oven temperature to 180C/160C fan, gas mark 4, 375F.
  • Spoon 2-3 tablespoons of Red Onion Marmalade into the bottom of the pastry tart shell.
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A delicious layer of red onion marmalade at the base of the quiche.
  • Crumble the feta cheese on top.
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Salty feta crumbled on top of the savoury marmalade.
  • Crack the eggs into a jug. Add the milk and seasoning. Whisk to combine.
  • Carefully pour the egg mixture into the tart shell, taking care not to overfill it. Better to have some egg mixture left over, than over fill the tart case.
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Leave about 1cm of the pastry unfilled.
  • Place the quiche carefully into the centre of the preheated oven.
  • Bake for 35-40 minutes until the egg is set in the middle. It should be firm and not wobble.
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Feta Red Onion Marmalade Quiche golden with bright green flecks from the chives.

Leave to cool slightly before serving.

I personally like this Feta Red Onion Marmalade Quiche best when it is warm. Served with a crisp, green salad, my Tangy Lemon Potato Salad and an extra spoonful of the delicious Red Onion Marmalade.

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Feta Red Onion Marmalade Quiche absolutely delicious.

Perfect to take in your packed lunch as a change from sandwiches. Once cooled, wrap in cling film and store in the fridge. Also, this quiche freezes successfully for up to one month. Remove from the metal tart tin and wrap in cling film and then foil.

I found this really handy when I was recipe testing and made 6 quiches over one weekend!

If you have enjoyed this Feta Red Onion Marmalade Quiche recipe, here are a few others you may also like:

Spicy Sausage Rolls

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Spicy Sausage Rolls these have a warming bite to them!

Quiche Lorraine

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Quiche Lorraine delicious chunks of ham and strong cheddar in an egg custard.

Sausage Plait With A Twist

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Sausage Plait with a delicious twist.

I was so thrilled with the outcome of this particular recipe. Because it had honestly never occurred to me before to use savoury chutneys and marmalades as ingredients. And look out for the upcoming Hawkshead Relish Review where there will be other tasty recipes using their products as ingredients.

The flavour and texture of the Red Onion Marmalade is very different from traditional, sticky onion marmalade. Since this marmalade has a chunky, more chutney texture and the flavour is delicious. Sweet, caramelised onions, with a very slight sour vinegar flavour that works to balance the whole taste experience.

Has this encouraged you to try using condiments as ingredients?

Thank you for sharing all of your makes and bakes with me on Twitter and Instagram. I not only enjoy seeing you bake my recipes, but whatever you make inspires me. Please keep the comments coming. Not only do I really enjoy reading them, but I’ve been told other readers also enjoy reading them too.

So, whatever you are making, baking and creating in your kitchens, have fun preparing and sharing your feast.

Sammie xx

Hawkshead Relish provided me with a sample of their Red Onion Chutney. All recipes, content, photography, views and opinions are my own. Please see my Disclosure Policy.