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Zwiebelkuchen (Onion Pie)

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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! | www.foxyfolksy.com

‘Zwiebelkuchen’ translates literally to onion cake but I would say that it is more of an onion pie or quiche. It is a savory pie made of lots of onions, bacon, cream and egg so it is really like one complete meal all by itself. It is a popular dish mostly in southern Germany especially in wine-growing regions as well as in France and Switzerland and goes great with `Suser´ or fresh wine (or so I heard).

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! | www.foxyfolksy.com

For me personally, Zwiebelkuchen signifies the start of  Autumn. Maybe because I got my first taste of it on my first autumn in Germany and now my brain automatically associates it with this particular season. But there is also a reason for that as it is only sold in bakeries during this time of the year. We do have onions available whole year round, so I was wondering why wait for Fall to make Zwiebelkuchen? Armin said it is because people then wait until the time grapes are ready for harvest and Suser is made.   

This recipe uses a crust that is the easiest one I have ever tried doing and no waiting time required before using it. It was a bit softer than shortcrust which for me was already good, but the expert (a.k.a Armin) said he prefers the short pastry as this is what he was used to have ( a matter of opinion or taste I would say). But the cheesy, creamy, `oniony´ filling was perfect!

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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!
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Course: Snack
Cuisine: Austrian,German
Servings: 6
Calories: 522kcal
Author: Bebs
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

INGREDIENTS

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

DOUGH

  • 5.3 ounces flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 3.5 ounces quark - or sour cream
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

INSTRUCTIONS

  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
Zwiebelkuchen (Onion Pie)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 522 Calories from Fat 333
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 37g 57%
Saturated Fat 13g 65%
Cholesterol 138mg 46%
Sodium 588mg 25%
Potassium 507mg 14%
Total Carbohydrates 29g 10%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 5g
Protein 17g 34%
Vitamin A 10.3%
Vitamin C 7.1%
Calcium 28.4%
Iron 12.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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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! | www.foxyfolksy.com

 

Bebs

Bebs here! I love to cook and try new things and DIY projects! And although I think of myself as a homebody, I like seeing other places from time to time.
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