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Traditional onion pie recipe from Alsace. There is no bacon in this recipe. Only onions !


6 servings

Category: Starters

Origin: France

Difficulty: Normal

Price: Bon march

preps: 30 minutes

cooking: 30 minutes

temperature: 190 Celcius

Step - 1

Black Pepper

1 pinch Black Pepper


3 tsp Butter


3 whole Eggs


1 whole Onion


1 pinch Salt


1 pinch Sugar

1 - Preheat oven at 375° F (190° C)

2 - Melt the butter and fry the onion rings until golden in a saucepan over medium heat, remove from fire when golden

3 - Beat the eggs with whipping cream or sour cream and add to the onion rings. Add salt and pepper and a hint of sugar

4 - Prick the pie shell with a fork. Pour the cream over the onions

5 - Spread onion ring mixture on pastry base

6 - Bake for 25/30 minutes at 355° F (180° C)

7 - Suggestion: Remove from oven 10 minutes before end of baking time and sprinkle with gruyère cheese. Then bake for a further 10 minute

8 - Wine suggestion: Alsace Pinot Blanc, Sancerre (French Wine Guide).