Sweet n Savory Onion Pie

Sweet n Savory Onion Pie

This recipe has been provided to AEB as is by the National Onion Association


Recipe and image courtesy of the National Onion Association.

Yield: 1 pie, 6-8 servings


  • 5 cups yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 cup Canadian bacon, diced
  • 1 cup Swiss cheese, non-fat grated
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 3 eggs (1 whole, 2 whites)
  • 1/4 cup milk, 2%
  • 1 Pie shell, 9-inch unbaked
  • Rosemary and sautéed red onion for garnish


  1. Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees. Sauté onions in olive oil until tender and translucent. Add Canadian bacon and grated cheese. Combine sugar and flour with seasonings, and add to slightly beaten eggs. Add milk to egg mixture. Put sautéed onion, ham and cheese in a pie shell; pour milk and egg mixture over onions. Bake for 35 minutes or until custard sets and top is golden brown. Serve warm with a garnish of Rosemary and sautéed red onion, diced or minced.


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