Sweet Vidalia Onion Pie Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Sweet Vidalia Onion Pie Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Sweet Vidalia Onion Pie

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"This eggy, cheesy pie is a great seasonal side dish in place of potatoes, rice, pasta, etcetera."

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Original recipe makes 1 - 9 inch pie Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    45 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together crushed crackers and 1/3 cup melted butter. Press mixture firmly into a 9 inch pie pan and set aside.
  3. Heat a medium skillet over medium heat. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in skillet and saute onions until translucent and tender but not brown. Spread into prepared crust.
  4. In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, half-and-half, salt, and white pepper. Pour mixture over onions then sprinkle top with shredded cheese.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes, until center is set. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 03, 2006

Not a vidalia onion season has gone by without being asked to make it several times. I am always asked for the recipe. I only use 4 Tablespoons of butter in the crust (saltines do not work, you must use Ritz type crackers). I use whole milk instead of half and half, but nonfat or lowfat milks don't cut it. Topped with about a cup of cheese, this pie is an awesome side for grilled meats.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 26, 2010

Like reviewer, Wilemon, I added 1/2c cheese to egg mixture, and 1/2c to top of pie. And as Cookin'mama recommended, next time I would reduce the butter in the crust as it was a bit greasy. All in all, it was good. Very rich though; richer than what we are used to eating. Thanks for sharing your recipe, Susan!

May 23, 2003

This makes a delicious & easy side dish and substitutions work well. I used a variety of left over crackers and a mix of swiss and asiago cheeses. I also added thyme but any of your favorite herbs would work well.

Dec 22, 2008

We all love this recipe. I have made it for the last 7 Christmases, once I got the recipe out of my mother-in-law : ) Hers was very specific stating 52 ritz crackers and if Vidalia Onions aren't in season, add sugar to the onions while sauteing them. I am a big fan of sweetening the onions, so do it even when the Vidalia onions are in season. I also make it 1-2 days ahead and just reheat the day of, to free oven space (the microwave even works...gasp!). Enjoy!

Aug 29, 2002

Very good recipe. In the future, I think I'll use crescent rolls as the crust.

Sep 19, 2008

So yummy - definitely a "treat" recipe though! I cut down on the fat and added to the cheesiness a little by using a pottle of low-fat cottage cheese instead of half n half; I whizzed it in the blender with the eggs and cheese to make a smooth custard. Excellent as a wedge served with crispy crunchy salad for a vegetarian meal, or with crisp bacon and salad for meat eaters.

Sep 24, 2003

Wow was this great! Not 'oniony' at all, although my 7 year old was still turned off by seeing them there. I followed the recipe the first time. The second time I added mushrooms and a small tomato. It passes my versatility test.

Aug 06, 2007

Easy and very tasty. I would have liked the crust to be a little crispier. Maybe I'll try baking it for 10 minutes first the next time I make this. A great complement to burgers.


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  • Calories
  • 234 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 13.3 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 75 mg
  • 25%
  • Fat
  • 18.3 g
  • 28%
  • Fiber
  • 0.6 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 4.5 g
  • 9%
  • Sodium
  • 484 mg
  • 19%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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