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ZiZi's Simple Cheese Onion Pie

Rated as 3.83 out of 5 Stars

"My mother made this when I was small. I'm not much of a baker, so I use store bought pie shells - not the frozen type. While not totally as wonderful as mom's crust, it's pretty darned close. Note: if you don't have sweet onions available, I've found that steaming regular yellow onions works very well as a substitute. A great dish reheated as well."
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1 h servings 373
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. Place one pie crust into a deep-dish pie pan. Layer the bottom with half of the onions and half of the cheese. Season to taste with pepper. Layer with the remaining onions and cheese; season with pepper. Pour milk over the pie filling. Place the remaining pie crust on top of the filling. Make small holes in the crust to allow steam to escape.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 40 to 45 minutes. Remove, and let cool 15 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 373 calories; 24.6 27.7 10.8 30 416 Full nutrition

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I took this basic recipe, made some variations and made it just SO YUMMY! Instead of making this as a side-dish, I decided to make it a main dish by adding a pound of ground beef. Before assembl...

I love onions so I was really excited to try this recipe, but the onions did not get done, the cheese was almost non existent. Any ideas on what went wrong?

I have been making cheese & onion pies for many years.Cook & mash a couple of potatoes to the onion & grated cheese mix it really holds everything together and makes the filling go further.

Love this cheese and onion pie

Very good recipe - I added more cheese. I like the pre-made crusts as I never seem to make an acceptable pie dough :-( I do not understand why people make/rate a recipe after they have TOTALLY...