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Onion pie

This onion pie, or onion tart, is ideal for lunch or supper, this onion pie will work as main course, as well, after a filling appetizer such as a bean or lentil soup.


  pastry (plain pastry, enough for an 8 inch pie dish)
2 T butter
1 1⁄2 onion
2 egg
1⁄4 c cream (light cream)
  seasoning (salt and pepper to taste, white pepper)
  nutmeg (freshly ground)


  1. Heat butter and olive oil until butter melts. Add onion, cover and cook slowly for 20-30 minutes, until the onions are translucent and soft rather than browned. Leave to cool.
  2. Heat the oven and to 400º F (200º C) and line a 8-in pie dish with pastry and leave to chill in the fridge for 20 minutes.
  3. Cook the pastry case blind and remove from the oven. Lower the oven temperature to 350° F (175° C)
  4. Mix together eggs, egg yolks and cream in a bowl. Add the onions, season with salt and pepper. Stir to mix well.
  5. Pour into the pastry case and sprinkle with nutmeg. Bake in the middle rack for 20-25 minutes, until golden and set.
Total time
1 hour, 20 minutes
Cooking time
Preparation time
4 servings


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