Quick onion pie

Quick onion pie

Main course

Difficulty Easy
Prep time 15 min
Cook time 30 min
Servings 4

Simple and good, a leitmotiv in Formae recipes series, applies very well to this tart, that usually receive unanimous thumbs up.

As any savory pie, the onion tart goes well with a companion salad, for instance seasoned with a classic French vinaigrette.

The combination makes-up a well-balanced main course that can be repeated on and on without tiring your hungry audience.


- 1 pie crust - Here is our recipe and a good review of store-bought crusts by Simplyrecipes.com.

- 3 white regular-size onions or 2 large ones 

- 2 eggs

- 7 oz / 20 cl crème fraîche or sour cream. You can also mix crème fraîche & heavy cream, or mix crème fraîche & milk.

- Pad of butter for the pie pan, or baking sheet

- Salt and pepper

- Oil


10" quiche dish or pie pan, cooking pan, mixing bowl, measuring cup, cutting board, whisk or fork, rolling pin if using home-made crust. 


This 45 sec video might help.

Step 1

Pre-heat oven to 400 F / 200 C.

Step 2

Butter the pie pan (or place a baking sheet in the pan), roll the crust on the cutting board and apply in the pan. 

Step 3

Chop onions. here is a good how-to video.

Step 4

Brown onions in the cooking pan for about 5 minutes, with salt and pepper, burner on low to medium heat.

Step 5

Mix eggs and crême fraîche with a whisk.

Step 6

Add onions to the mix.

Step 7

Pour mix in pie pan and put in oven for about 30 minutes until top is slightly toasted.

Bon appétit!

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