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Zwiebelkuchen (Onion Pie)

Zwiebelkuchen or onion pie is perfect this fall. Try this savory one-crust pie made of onions, cream, eggs and bacon! An easy one-meal dish!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Austrian, German
Keyword: onion pie, zwiebelkuchen
Servings: 6
Calories: 522kcal
Author: Bebs


  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 7 ounces bacon - diced
  • 1 pound onions - sliced or chopped
  • 7 ounces sour cream
  • 3 eggs
  • 3.5 ounces grated cheese


  • 5.3 ounces flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 3.5 ounces quark or sour cream
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt


  • In a bowl, combine all ingredients for the dough and mix well. Knead the dough using hand in a floured surface until smooth. Roll the dough to cover a round pie dish or pan and set aside.
  • Heat oil in a skillet over medium fire, Saute the bacon and onions for 5-10 minutes or until onions become soft but not caramelized. Season with pepper.
  • Meanwhile whisk together the eggs and sour cream in a bowl until well combined. Add half of the grated cheese and mix.
  • Pour the onions over the dough spreading them evenly. Pour the egg mixture on top of the onions. Cover the top with the remaining grated cheese.
  • Bake at 175°C/350°F for 30-40 minutes.


Calories: 522kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 138mg | Sodium: 588mg | Potassium: 507mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 515IU | Vitamin C: 5.9mg | Calcium: 284mg | Iron: 2.2mg