Recipe by Nadine Babin
"This is a traditional French holiday side dish made without any cheese. It's also a very simple side dish that will impress other cooks at potluck parties."
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bacon, cut into 1 inch pieces
onions, thinly sliced
freshly ground black pepper
1 (9 inch)
unbaked pie crust
I am the author of this recipe and I gave it 5 stars on behalf of my family, coworkers and friends that ask for this dish at almost every potluck.
This is amazing. It's a little much for a weekday dinner but I can't wait to make it for friends! I used a HUGE Vidalia onion and 3 little yellow onions, and next time it will be all Vidalias; they add the best flavor. I loved the addition of the nutmeg, it really gives it a special something. Thanks for a super recipe!
This Onion Tart turned out great! It was very smooth and contrary to some other reviewers, was not too oniony. I only used 4 white onions, used regular pie crusts (not deep dish), and had enough batter for almost 2 tarts. I would suggest trying 1 deep dish pie crust and hopefully everything will fit in it. Also, I made one batch with the bacon, one without. It turned out much better without the bacon. Based on my research, bacon is not used in many other traditional onion tart recipes. Lastly, I did not have nutmeg so I used McCormick's Allspice. This addition really made the difference and would suggest using it.
Great guideline recipe... I used 4 medium vidalias, 1 cup of half & half, generous amounts of salt, pepper, a splash of aged balsamic and a bit (like 2 teaspoons) of brown sugar, nutmeg as recommended, and thinly sliced bits of 1 precooked sausage. It generously filled 1 deep dish crust. This dish was delicious-- savory and sweet at the same time and very moist and filling. Thank you Nadine
This was amazing. My super picky 12 year old daughter loved it and even my 2 year old ate a piece. I don't think I could fit 5 onions in one pie shell though since Idaho has some really big onions so I made 2 pies instead. It keeps really well in the fridge for about a week if you have any left overs. Overall, this is just an amazing recipe and I can't wait to make it for company.
We liked this, but each one of us thought something about it could be improved! One didn't care for the bacon with the onions, one thought it needed more herbs to flavor it, one thought we should use fewer onions, etc! I put this into a whole wheat pie crust, and I used soy milk instead of milk and cream. This might be great for a brunch!
I see I'm the only one whose tart came out a bit too watery. I think I used onions that were too large, and next time, I would saute them longer - perhaps caramelize them. It did taste great, though! Good with steaks!
I made this without the bacon. Instead, I had eye of round steaks sliced very thin I barely browned and put in the crust before I put anything else in. I loved it, my husband and granddaughter didn't. It was excellent the next day to me.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Tarte a L'oignon (French Onion Pie)
Serving Size: 1/10 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 10
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 228
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