Onion Pie Recipe for the Last Cold Snap – we hope!

zwiebelkuchenAs we begin planting our gardens, another cold snap is about to hit.  So we thought we share a recipe from Oma (German Grandma) on how to make Onion Pie – Zwiebelkuchen.  (recipe circa 1932)  Enjoy it now before it stays warm and save it for fall when your onions start coming up.  Don’t have onions….know worries we have plenty on hand to get you started.



  • 3 c. flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp. instant yeast
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 5/8 c. lukewarm water


  • 6-8 large onions
  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • 2-3 strips of bacon crumbled
  • 4 tbsp. flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 1/2 tbsp. Caraway Seeds

Preheat oven at 350 degrees.  Mix yeast and salt into flour and then add the warm water, mixing until a smooth dough forms.   Form dough into ball, put into a bowl to rise. Lightly oil the top and cover with a towel.  Let rise at least an hour.

To make the filling finely chop the onions and then saute with the butter adding the butter as needed.  Once onions are soft remove from heat.  Mix flour and cream until completely blended add eggs, salt, caraway seeds and onions.

Take risen dough and roll out on pizza pan – be sure to form a crust all around the perimeter.  Spread filling over dough.  Sprinkle bacon over top.  Bake until crust become golden brown.


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