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Cheesy Onion Pie

DURING my teen years, I lived on my aunt's farm in Illinois. This was one of her delicious dishes, and one of many I enjoyed. I'm so happy I got the recipe and later made it my own family's favorite. It's a wonderful side dish to complement any meat entree. -Phyllis Jean Sheeley, Altoona, Illinois
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 55 min. + standing
  • Makes
    6-8 servings


  • 3 large onions, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups half-and-half cream
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Pastry for double-crust pie (9 inches)
  • 4 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese


  • In a small skillet, saute onions in butter until golden brown. In a large bowl, beat eggs and cream. Add the onions, salt and pepper.
  • Line a deep-dish 9 in. pie plate with bottom pastry. Add egg mixture; sprinkle with bacon and cheese. Roll out remaining pastry to fit top of pie; place over filling. Seal and flute the edges; cut slits in top.
  • Bake at 350° for 55-60 minutes or until crust is golden brown. Let stand 15 minutes before cutting. Refrigerate leftovers.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 425 calories, 27g fat (14g saturated fat), 134mg cholesterol, 363mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 1g fiber), 9g protein.

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  • crankyankee
    Nov 29, 2015


  • jinnirwd
    Jul 16, 2009

    This was an easy, delicious dish. Not too expensive to make and I had a great time working on my pie crust skills. I would really recommend trying this recipe out if you're looking for something a little different for a potluck or brunch. We ate it for dinner and it was great.