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Onion Pie Recipe

Onion Pie Recipe

Onions are one of our favorite flavonoid-rich foods: pungent and health-promoting, the humble onion has added more flavor and appeal to food than anything since salt. This particular recipe is perfect comfort food–or what the British would call “nursery food,” since we could imagine Peter Rabbit enjoying this savory treat.

Here, onions are sautéed to a rich, soft gold and then baked in a pie shell with eggs and cream, like a quiche. Hearty and substantial, this is one tasty, comforting way to keep your own little bunnies happy and healthy. We think Mrs. Rabbit would approve.


8 cups sliced onions
4 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoons olive oil
salt, freshly-ground pepper, and freshly-grated nutmeg, to taste
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 unbaked pie shell of your choice

1. Preheat oven to 400F.

2. In a heavy-bottomed frying pan, saute onions in butter and oil. Cover pan and allow to cook over medium-low heat until onions are soft and golden, about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Season to your taste with salt, pepper, and nutmeg.

3. Add eggs and cream, stirring well to combine. Pour into a pastry shell and bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes.

Serves 6 to 8.

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By Cait Johnson, Assistant Producer, Care2 Healthy Living Channels.

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Cait Johnson

Cait Johnson, MFA, is the author of six books, including Earth, Water, Fire, and Air: Essential Ways of Connecting to Spirit, Witch in the Kitchen, Celebrating the Great Mother and Tarot Games. She has been a counselor for more than 20 years, and teaches workshops on seasonal elemental approaches to self-healing, conscious eating, and soul-nurturing creativity.


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2:14AM PDT on Apr 27, 2013

Sounds delicious === thanks for recipe and did share with friends!

3:44AM PST on Feb 23, 2013

Scrummy!!! Thanks.

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1:06PM PDT on Sep 30, 2012

This looks good. I love onions

1:22AM PDT on Sep 29, 2012

This looks really good!

12:28PM PDT on Sep 26, 2012


9:32AM PDT on Sep 26, 2012

Thank you for sharing.

3:58AM PDT on Sep 26, 2012

Thanks for sharing

1:06AM PDT on Sep 26, 2012

Good tips,

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