Zwiebelkuchen (Onion Pie)

Zwiebelkuchen (onion Pie) Recipe

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Emily Schaefer


From the "Art of German Cooking" by Betty Wason. My husband loves this cookbook, and is always so pleased when I try one of the recipes. He is from Germany and made a fan of all things German in me. Their recipes are so good!


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2 c
sifted all purpose flour
1 tsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
3/4 c
1 medium
egg, beaten
1 Tbsp
cream, optional
unbeaten egg white


2 c
chopped onion (sweet onions 4 large)
2 slice
bacon, diced
2 Tbsp
1/4 tsp
1 tsp
caraway seed
1/2 Tbsp
1/2 c
heavy cream
2 medium
eggs, beaten

How to Make Zwiebelkuchen (Onion Pie)


  • 1Pastry, Combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Chop in the butter by pastry blender or 2 knives, until mealy. Add the egg. Blend until consistency of pie dough. Add cream if dough is not sufficiently moist.
  • 2Working lightly, pat into the bottom and sides of a 9 inch round layer cake pan. Brush egg white over bottom of crust, This prevents crust from becoming soggy.
  • 3Filling: Cook the onions and bacon in butter until very soft. Add salt and caraway seed. Stir in flour, then slowly add cream. Remove from heat
  • 4Add a little of the mixture to beaten eggs, then combine the two. Spoon into pastry lined cake pan. Bake in oven preheated to 375 F until pastry is crisp and golden and filling is firm. Serve hot from the oven

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About Zwiebelkuchen (Onion Pie)

Course/Dish: Savory Pies
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: German
Hashtag: #sweet-onion

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