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tarte a l'oignon (french onion pie)

(3 ratings)
Recipe by
Lynn Clay
Portland, OR

This recipe is posted for the Culinary Quest on Food, Friends, and Fun.

(3 ratings)
yield 10 servings
prep time 30 Min
cook time 35 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For tarte a l'oignon (french onion pie)

  • 10 slice
    bacon, cut into 1 inch slices
  • 5
    onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/8 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1/2 c
  • 1/2 c
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 4
  • 1 pinch
    ground nutmet
  • 1
    (9 inch) unbaked pie crust

How To Make tarte a l'oignon (french onion pie)

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  • 2
    Place the bacon into a skillet, and cook over medium heat until browned. Remove bacon from skillet, reserving 4 tablespoons bacon fat, and drain on paper towels.
  • 3
    Place the onions into the same skillet with the bacon fat, and cook over medium-high heat until evenly browned, about 8 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  • 4
    Combine the milk and cream in a bowl. Sprinkle the flour over the onions, and stir to blend. Stir in the milk mixture. Cook and stir over medium heat until the mixture thickens. Remove from heat, stir in the bacon, and set aside to cool 10 minutes.
  • 5
    Beat the eggs in a mixing bowl until light colored and frothy. Stir a spoonful of the onion mixture into the eggs. Add another spoonful of the onion mixture, and continue stirring. Repeat, until all the onions have been stirred into the eggs and are thoroughly blended. Pour the mixture into the prepared pie shell. Sprinkle with nutmeg.
  • 6
    Bake in preheated oven until the crust is lightly browned, about 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool 5 minutes before serving.

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