A delicious, savory pie. If preferred, use Red Leicester cheese instead of Cheddar.

Ruth
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

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  • Cook onions in salted boiling water for 5 minutes. Drain well and stir in cheese. Mix in almost all the egg and season with salt and pepper to taste.

  • Pour mixture into pastry-lined pan, and place second sheet of pastry on top of filling. Seal edges and cut vents in top. Brush pastry with remaining egg and place in preheated oven. Bake 30 minutes. Can be served hot or cold.

Nutrition Facts

204.7 calories; 5.7 g protein; 15.6 g carbohydrates; 38.3 mg cholesterol; 263.4 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
01/30/2008
The pie seemed to go over well at the pot luck lunch. It tasted okay cold but I think it would taste more fantastic hot (but that wasn't an option for me for this lunch). Modifications: Instead of using two regular onions I used one regular onion a Spanish onion and a red onion. I sauteed them in butter until limp and translucent. Also I used more than one cup of cheese and two eggs instead of one. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/02/2006
I carmelized the onions in butter rather than boil them. Otherwise followed the recipe and this was okay for me and my Dh. Kids hated it tho. Read More
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25 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
01/30/2008
The pie seemed to go over well at the pot luck lunch. It tasted okay cold but I think it would taste more fantastic hot (but that wasn't an option for me for this lunch). Modifications: Instead of using two regular onions I used one regular onion a Spanish onion and a red onion. I sauteed them in butter until limp and translucent. Also I used more than one cup of cheese and two eggs instead of one. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/30/2008
The pie seemed to go over well at the pot luck lunch. It tasted okay cold but I think it would taste more fantastic hot (but that wasn't an option for me for this lunch). Modifications: Instead of using two regular onions I used one regular onion a Spanish onion and a red onion. I sauteed them in butter until limp and translucent. Also I used more than one cup of cheese and two eggs instead of one. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
Excellent best I've made so far! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/05/2008
I as well browned the onions first instead of boiling them. I also added more cheese. It turned out yummy. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/16/2010
This is a really nice simple and quick recipe for cheese & onion pie. Don't saute the onions in butter as other reviewers suggest it will completely ruin the texture this dish is supposed to have and along with the cheese make it far too greasy. The onions are best boiled for a maximum of 3 minutes. I added a teaspoon of English mustard and omitted the salt - it isn't necessary with cheese and used fresh ground black pepper. I have often made cheese and onion pie. I have also made it without egg using one red and one yellow onion after boiling them for 2 minutes I drain and return them to the pan and stir in 1 tablespoon of flour and about 1/4 cup 18% cream over a low heat stirring until it slightly thickens then remove from heat and stir in the cheese (6 oz) and one pre-cooked diced medium potato along with the essential teaspoon of English Mustard. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/17/2007
made this as a quick lunch and it was delicious.i added butter to the onions.really easy and quick to do with fantastic results. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/01/2006
I carmelized the onions in butter rather than boil them. Otherwise followed the recipe and this was okay for me and my Dh. Kids hated it tho. Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
01/16/2008
I made this pie exactly as the recipe said except I had to make my own shortcrust pastry and it was great just like mother made and that's saying a lot. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/12/2006
Instead of boiling the onions in water I sauteed them in a bit of butter until they were nearly caramelized. I did everything else the same and it came out great!!! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
06/27/2004
Not all that great. Maybe some additional spices would make it a little less bland or maybe the onions need to be caramelized but it was definitely missing something and no one wanted seconds. Read More
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