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Creamy Onion Pie

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Creamy Onion Pie
50 Min

Did the name stop you? No, it's not a dessert! It's a side dish that's a super go-along for meat, chicken, or fish. We got the original version of this from a viewer who is from Ireland, but we think it's a cross-cultural hand-me-down.

What You'll Need

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 onions, sliced (about 2-1/2 cups)
  • 1 pie crust (from a 15-ounce package), baked according to package directions
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika

What to Do

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large skillet over high heat, melt butter. Saute onions 5 to 6 minutes, separating into rings; reduce heat to medium, cover, and saute 4 to 5 more minutes, or until tender. Place sauteed onions in pie crust.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine eggs, sour cream, salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Pour mixture over onions and sprinkle top with paprika.
  4. Bake 40 to 45 minutes, or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.


  • Of course this works fine with yellow or white cooking onions, but for a real knockout success, use sweet onions!
  • Wanna try our easy version of one of our favorite soups? Here's our recipe for French Onion Soup!

Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 8

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 213
  • Calories from Fat 145
  • Total Fat 16g 25 %
  • Saturated Fat 8.1g 41 %
  • Trans Fat 0.2g 0 %
  • Protein 4.1g 8 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 78mg 26 %
  • Sodium 432mg 18 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 14g 5 %
  • Dietary Fiber 1.3g 5 %
  • Sugars 3.5g 0 %

Ratings & Comments

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I made this last night and the family loved it! Easy to make and so delicious. My husband says it is a keeper so will definitely be making this again.

Very interesting dish. I love onions, but never heard of onion pie! I was even more surprised at nutmeg being in the recipe. Definitely an interesting combination! I am going to make this soon for a pot luck I have to attend. Oddly enough, the pot luck is one that calls for you to bring the most interesting dish. I suspect I may win first place with this one!

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I did have to take a second look at this recipe when I say "onion pie." I like onions, but thought, at first, eww, onion pie, and I like onions. I eat carmelized onions as a side dish. However, when I looked at the ingredients, I was won over and plan on making this! I bet anyone who likes onions will like this! (And it sure is economical if you want to take it to a potluck.)

Becky if you make this please let me know how this onion pie turned out if you decide to make it sounds very interesting Thank you

wanted to try this, but unclear about the baked or unbaked pie crust....... anyone try it?

Hello! - For this recipe you will start with a baked pie crust, which will be filled in step two. - Enjoy!

The directions call for a PRE-BAKED pie crust. Guess that means bake it then fill it.

do you pre-bake pie crust?

This looks really good, and is sure to be a hit around my table. It screams "brunch."


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