Alsatian Onion Pie

This recipe has a delicate flavor with a hint of smokiness from the bacon. The sweetened onions and the savory pastry provide a contrast for an elegant, festive first course. Guests will be impressed and only you will know how easy it was to prepare!

Serving size

1 wedge



Prep time: 15min
Cook time: 50min
Total: 1hr 5min


1½ tablespoons olive oil

1½ tablespoons unsalted butter

1½ pounds yellow onions, peeled and sliced

2 slices bacon

¾ cup half and half

3 medium eggs

½ teaspoon black pepper, freshly grounded

⅛ teaspoon nutmeg, ground

1 10-inch pie shell, half baked (frozen)

¼ teaspoon sea salt (optional)

Nutrition Info

Makes:Serving size: 1 wedge




23 g

Saturated Fat

9 g


117 mg


27 g


7 g


3 g


8 g


238 mg


80 mg


147 mg


290 mg


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Heat the oil and butter in a large skillet on medium heat.
  3. Add onions and reduce heat to low. Cook until softened while stirring occasionally for about 8 minutes.
  4. In a separate skillet or sheet pan in the oven, cook the bacon until crispy, about 6-8 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  5. Combine the half and half, eggs and seasonings in a medium mixing bowl. Whisk well to combine thoroughly.
  6. Chop the cooked bacon and add to the softened onions in another bowl. Mix well to distribute evenly.
  7. Spread the onion mixture into the half-baked pie shell evenly. Pour in the egg mixture slowly ensuring it is also evenly distributed.
  8. Bake until the filling is set and the top is golden, approximately 20 -25 minutes.
  9. Cool and slice the pie into 6 even wedges. Serve while warm and enjoy!
Recipe contributed by FamilyCook Productions

You can make the filling a few hours in advance and add to pie shell and bake just before serving.