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Onion Pie

Cover winning recipe submitted by Amy Cunningham

Cook the Cover 2023 recipe finalist.

This dish was served at most of our family holiday or birthday gatherings at the home of my mother-in-law, Florence Cunningham, who even into her 80s served up fabulous feasts. I always think of her and good times when I make it, and it always gets surprised raves. It’s a little like a quiche in a casserole dish—very simple and elegant.

This recipe originally published in issue 71.

Ingredients for

Onion Pie

2 sleeves soda crackers

3 Vidalia sweet onions, sliced

1 stick butter

2 cups whole milk

5 large eggs

Salt and pepper to taste

2 cups grated cheddar cheese


Instructions for

Onion Pie

Preheat oven to 350°. Line a 9x11-inch pan with two layers of soda crackers. Sauté onions in butter until tender, then spread over the crackers. Beat milk, eggs, and seasonings together and pour over the onions. Sprinkle grated cheese over the top and bake for 35 minutes. Let stand 15 minutes before cutting. Serve warm or at room temperature.

(Optional add-ins before covering with cheese: diced Canadian bacon, sliced mushrooms, chopped broccoli, diced bell peppers, zucchini, parsley, or pimento. This dish is endlessly versatile!)

Recipe as tested by Keith Lord

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