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German Onion and Bacon Pie (Zwiebelkuchen)

German Onion and Bacon Pie (Zwiebelkuchen)
  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 1 hr 20 min
  • Servings 6

A traditional treat from Southern Germany, this pie/quiche is packed full of caramelized onions, butter and bacon - that's a combination that always comes with a "delicious guaranteed"! ...MORE+ LESS-

Daring Gourmet
March 8, 2017

Ingredients

1
package Pillsbury™ Refrigerated Pie Crust
2
tablespoons butter
2 1/4
pounds yellow onions, finely diced
5
slices thick cut bacon, finely chopped
1 1/2
cups full fat sour cream
4
large eggs
2
tablespoons Gold Medal™ unbleached all-purpose flour
2
teaspoons salt
1
teaspoon caraway seeds plus more for sprinkling

Steps

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  • 1
    Gather up the ingredients. Grease a 9-inch springform. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  • 2
    In a Dutch oven or heavy skillet over medium-high heat fry the bacon until crispy.
  • 3
    Add the onions and butter and cook them for about 25-30 minutes until light golden brown. Remove from heat and let the mixture cool.
  • 4
    Combine all remaining filling ingredients in a medium bowl and stir well to combine.
  • 5
    On a lightly floured surface, gently roll out one of the refrigerated pie crusts just enough to extend it by an inch or so in diameter. Lay the pie crust into the springform, lightly pressing it do the bottom and sides, leaving about an inch border from the top of the pan.
  • 6
    Add the onion mixture to the filling mixture and stir until combined. Pour the filling into the springform and sprinkle a few caraway seeds on top.
  • 7
    Bake for 50-55 minutes or until the Zwiebelkuchen is golden brown on top and the filling is firm when pressed in the center. Best served warm. Also excellent reheated the next day.
 

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
590
Calories from Fat
340
% Daily Value
Total Fat
37g
57%
Saturated Fat
18g
88%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
185mg
61%
Sodium
1350mg
56%
Potassium
410mg
12%
Total Carbohydrate
52g
17%
Dietary Fiber
2g
11%
Sugars
9g
Protein
11g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
10%
10%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 6 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
More About This Recipe
  • I grew up in Southern Germany and the onset of cool weather always meant Zwiebelkuchen, a beloved savory onion and bacon quiche/pie that can be found in bakeries there. It's something I looked forward to every year and is still one of my favorite savory baked goods. A favorite pastime is going to the Black Forest, not far from where I lived, and enjoying a slice of Schwäbischer Zwiebelkuchen at a cafe, made with delicious local bacon. There are a few varieties of Zwiebelkuchen, depending on the region of Germany. Some are flat like a pizza and cut into squares with a thin layer on top and others are more "deep dish", like this recipe. I grew up in Stuttgart, home of Porsche and Mercedes, as well as the capital of Swabia, the region of Germany where this version of Zwiebelkuchen is from. Swabia is arguably the home to the best German cuisine, and this onion and bacon pie is no exception. If you're a fan of caramelized onions and bacon, this quiche is for you! Very easy to make and quick to assemble, your home will soon be filled with an aroma so divine you'll be waiting eagerly at the oven door. And your neighbors might be dropping by unannounced, so you'd better pop two of these in the oven! This is best served warm, but it's also excellent reheated the next day!

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