Total Time
Prep 1 hr
Cook 0 mins

Maybe this is close to the onion pie you are looking for. It is from my Swiss grandmother.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Slice and saute the onions until cooked but not brown.
  2. Combine all the other ingredients, then add the onions.
  3. Bake in a plain pie shell at 350 degrees for about 1 hour.
  4. If you try this and like it, please let me know.


Most Helpful

Onion Pie...... Just tried this recipe and I can't say enough good things about it. I added a small amount of ham to the recipe. It is even good cold in the morning with coffee. A breakfast treat. Something different.

smaemay June 10, 2010

Thank you for posting this wonderful recipe! My husband and I tried onion pie a few years ago at a Century Farm event near our home and we've been looking for the recipe ever since. This is it! I made some changes (out of necessity - I was out of some ingredients) but it was still FABULOUS! I only had 4 large onions and no caraway seed, so I used the four I had and subbed nutmeg for the caraway. Since there were less onions in mine, I reduced the milk to 1-1/2 cups. I also threw in about a cup of grated sharp cheddar/monterey jack mix cheese. It was perfect. Shared some with my mom and she's raving about it too!

Cookin'WithMy Hubby March 17, 2010

Like Mode Chef, I have a bunch of onions to use up and found this gem of a recipe. I used 3 large white onions. After adding them to the egg/milk mixture I looked back and forth from the store bought crust to the amount of filling and opted for using some pastry dough I had previously thawed. My 9" pie dish is larger than the 9" pie crusts you can buy in the store... Still, I had about 1 cup of filling that didn't fit in the pie plate. Regardless, the pie turned out great! Yum!

Dominique353 September 25, 2009

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