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Onion Brunch Pie

 Onion Brunch Pie
I found this recipe in a cookbook in a chapter called, “Recipes for Busy Days”. I love quiche but hate the hassle in making a crust. This recipe solves that problem for me. I continue to make this dish for brunches and it’s a favorite for our family Christmas breakfast.
2 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Bake: 30 min.


  • 1-1/2 cups thinly sliced onions
  • 2 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup crushed saltines (about 15 crackers)


  • In a large skillet over medium heat, cook onions in 1 tablespoon
  • butter for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown, stirring frequently.
  • Remove from the heat.
  • In a small bowl, beat the eggs, milk, salt and pepper. Stir in
  • onions. Pour into a greased 7-in. pie plate. Sprinkle with cheese.
  • Melt remaining butter; toss with cracker crumbs. Sprinkle over
  • cheese.
  • Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a knife inserted near the
  • center comes out clean. Let stand for 5 minutes before cutting.
  • Yield: 2 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (prepared with reduced-fat butter, egg substitute and reduced-fat cheese) equals 261 calories, 12 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 35 mg cholesterol, 870 mg sodium,

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Onion Brunch Pie (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 23 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 18 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch, 1 fat.
Wine: Sparkling Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sparkling wine.