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Zwiebelkuchen or Onion Pie

You can find the original recipe at schnippelboy.  It is in German (I use a translator on the page).  I didn’t use his recipe for the crust as I didn’t have yeast, so I used Bisquick.  I made it a little thick – and in a round pan as well.

I also added allspice to the seasoning.  My mom always did this with her cabbage and onion pies.  He uses cumin, and I decreased it as well.

Pizza Dough for crust
4-5 Onions sliced, and cooked until translucent
3 eggs
3/4 cup sour cream
Cumin, allspice, caraway seeds, dried parsley, salt and pepper

Cook the onions in some oil and butter (about half and half) with the cumin, allspice and salt and pepper.  Cool slightly. Mix together eggs and sour cream.  Add the caraway seeds, and dried parsley to mixture.  Layer the onions on the pizza dough (pressed out in your choice of pan, brush with olive oil).  Pour the egg mixture on top of the onions.  Bake at 400 degrees until cooked through (approximately 40-45 minutes).

I did enjoy this, as did David.  I will be searching for some other onion pie recipes as this one was close to my Mom’s, but just not there.



2 thoughts on “Zwiebelkuchen

    1. Thank you! The cumin was listed as a spice when translated. Bisquick is a bread mix that you can make several items with such as pancakes or pizza dough. I adjusted the temperature due to the Bisquick dough.


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