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Catholic Recipe: Onion Pie


  • 3 1/2 tablespoons shortening
  • 1 cup sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons water (or more)  Filling:
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cups finely chopped onions
  • 1 cup light cream
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 teaspoons flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 small eggs, well beaten
  • Details

  • Serves: 6
  • Prep Time: 45 minutes
  • Difficulty: • • •
  • Cost: $$$$
  • For Ages: 15+
  • Origin: Belgium

Also Called: Tarte à l'Oignon


Cut shortening into flour to blend. Add salt, cold water. Roll out very thin. Handle as little as possible. Line well-greased, floured 8-inch layer pan. Pinch edges. Filling:
Melt butter in pan. Sauté onion until golden brown. Sprinkle flour over onions. Continue stirring. Blend in cream gradually. Continue stirring. Add seasonings. Stir until thick. Remove from heat. Stir in eggs one at a time. Fill crust with onion mixture. Bake 15-20 minutes at 375°, or until pie is golden brown. Serve immediately. Yield, 6 servings

Recipe Source: Catholic Cookbook, The by William I. Kaufman, The Citadel Press, New York, 1965
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