Sweet Onion Pie

Sweet Onion Pie by

Abby J


Serves: 8


  • 1 deep dish frozen pie crust, do not thaw
  • 1 medium sweet onion
  • 5 large eggs
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • ½ cup cream
  • 1 tsp. onion salt
  • 1 tsp. cracked black pepper
  • 1½ cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese, preferable white
  • ½ cup jalapeños, chopped (optional)
  • ½ cup bell peppers, chopped
  • cherry tomatoes, for garnish
  • cilantro, chopped, for garnish


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Transfer the frozen crust to your own pie plate.
  2. Peel and slice the onion 1⁄8 inch thick. I use a mandolin slicer to get them nice and thin.
  3. Cut most of the rings into halves or quarters, while leaving a few whole for topping the pie.
  4. Gently whisk the eggs to break them up, and whisk in the milk and cream. Season with onion salt and pepper.
  5. Spread the cheese out onto the frozen pie crust. Then fill with most of the onions, reserving a few rings for the top, along with bell peppers, and jalapeños, if desired.
  6. Pour the egg and cream mixture into the pie crust. It should just fill the top.
  7. Put the pie on a baking sheet (this makes it easier to transfer to the oven) and bake for 60 minutes.
  8. Garnish each slice with some cherry tomatoes and cilantro.