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