Recipe by Bill Whitford
"Zwiebelkuchen is an onion pie from Swabia, in south-central Germany. It is a special time of year, in the fall, when the mom & pop winemakers will open a BasinWirtschaft in their barn or garage. They serve the new wine, fresh zwiebelkuchen, and perhaps some wurst, for a minimal fee. A few tables are set up, and they are open when they have time to serve. To indicate they are serving, they will hang a straw broom over the doorway. The combination of the onions and the 'green' wine can have explosive consequences later on!"
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1 (16 ounce) container
pastry for a 9 inch single crust pie
Made this for Opa B-day, huge hit. Instead of the caraway seeds used nutmeg (what germans use in almost everything, for them is like pepper for us) and yellow onion, can´t beat that flavor. I cook the bacon, discard almost all the fat from the pan and sautee onions in there.
I was not really impressed. I did cut this in half because it's just my husband and I and I could tell it would make way too much. This reminded us of a quiche which we both really like, but this just was missing something. I'm glad we tried it, but we won't be making it again.
Excellent. I would only change a couple of minor details. Cut the recipe down to at 1/3 or 1/2 the size. The entire recipie filled 3 standard frozen pie crusts for me. You can use frozen pie crusts, but use a very shallow pie pan (similar to a creme brulee dish). It tastes better in a shallow dish with more crust rather than a deep dish quiche style crust. The taste was perfect.
this is very close to the Zwiebelkuchen my grandma used to make
an easy yeast dough would be more authentic
in germany you can buy this in every bakery where it is served with very young wine
(wich is sparkly and sweet)
it is a seasonal dish
so when you serve this...
add a light sweet wine and a cheese platter with some rustic bread
Yumm.. A true taste of Germany. Brings back many memories. I have been looking for this recipe for years. Thanks
I brought this dish to an Octoberfest and it was a hit with everyone, especially my 3yr old son! I did omit the bacon.
Very rich, but very good. I did add a little garlic and pepper and was thinking that next time I make it, a little parmesan cheese would probably be good.
I didn't know what to expect with this recipe but holy cow! Delicious and different...I'll make this again and again!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
German Zwiebelkuchen (Onion Pie)
Serving Size: 1/11 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 11
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 238
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