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    German Zwiebelkuchen (Onion Pie)

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    Lainey6605's Note:

    Zwiebelkuchen is an onion pie from Swabia, in south-central Germany. It is a special time of year, in the fall, when the mom & pop winemakers will open a BasinWirtschaft in their barn or garage. This recipe is from All Recipes.

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    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
    2. 2
      Line a jelly-roll pan or large pizza pan with prepared dough, making sure dough extends up sides of pan.
    3. 3
      Saute onion in a until translucent and pour cooked onion into a large mixing bowl.
    4. 4
      Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown.
    5. 5
      Drain, chop and add to onion; mix well.
    6. 6
      Stir in sour cream.
    7. 7
      Beat eggs enough to break up yolks, then mix in to pie mixture.
    8. 8
      Add flour to thicken mixture (onions will create a lot of water), then add salt. Mix well and pour mixture into prepared pan.
    9. 9
      Sprinkle top with caraway seed.
    10. 10
      Bake in preheated oven for about 1 hour, or until onions start to turn golden brown on top.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on October 04, 2009


      Amazing! I just love this savory pie. And you must must must use the Caraway seed - it adds a very special flavor.

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    • on December 29, 2008


      Made as a *pressie* for the Dec Aussie/NZ Recipe Swap & Dec Photo Forum International X-Mas Foods & Customs events ~ This recipe took me back to a time growing up when we were blessed w/the influence of my Great-Uncle Emil Placek who married into our Irish family & taught us to appreciate the food of Czechoslovakia (now Czech Republic), Germany & Poland. The use of onion, sour cream & caraway seed are common to many delicious recipes in these countries & this lived up to my memories. I made my own crust using Shortcrust Pastry by ImPat, halved the recipe, made it in a 10-in rd baking dish (perfect) & it easily made 8-10 generous servings for Christmas Eve dinner ~ so 2 pies would serve at least 16 as a side-dish IMO & improve the nutritional data even more. This is an easy-fix that cuts easily & is definitely comfort food for the onion lovers among us. Thx for sharing this recipe w/us. :-)

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    Nutritional Facts for German Zwiebelkuchen (Onion Pie)

    Serving Size: 1 (304 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 10

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 398.9
    Calories from Fat 209
    Total Fat 23.2 g
    Saturated Fat 10.0 g
    Cholesterol 111.8 mg
    Sodium 361.7 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 40.4 g
    Dietary Fiber 4.2 g
    Sugars 11.9 g
    Protein 9.0 g

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