German Zwiebelkuchen (Onion Pie)

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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. They serve the new wine, fresh zwiebelkuchen, and perhaps some wurst, for a minimal fee. A few tables are set up, and they are open when they have time to serve. To indicate they are serving, they will hang a straw broom over the doorway. The combination of the onions and the 'green' wine can have explosive consequences later on!

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Prep Time:
1 hrs
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs
Servings:
11
Yield:
10 to 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 pounds onions, sliced

  • 4 slices bacon

  • 1 (16 ounce) container sour cream

  • 4 egg

  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon caraway seed

  • 2 recipes pastry for a 9 inch single crust pie

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Line a jelly-roll pan or large pizza pan with prepared dough, making sure dough extends up sides of pan.

  2. Saute onion in a skillet until translucent and pour cooked onion into a large mixing bowl. Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain, chop and add to onion; mix well.

  3. Stir in sour cream. Beat eggs enough to break up yolks, then mix in to pie mixture. Add flour to thicken mixture (onions will create a lot of water), then add salt. Mix well and pour mixture into prepared pan. Sprinkle top with caraway seed.

  4. Bake in preheated oven for about 1 hour, or until onions start to turn golden brown on top.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

441 Calories
26g Fat
43g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 11
Calories 441
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 26g 34%
Saturated Fat 10g 52%
Cholesterol 93mg 31%
Sodium 415mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 43g 16%
Dietary Fiber 5g 17%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 10g
Vitamin C 13mg 67%
Calcium 117mg 9%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 540mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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